The Violeta Pillow Covers are handmade out of vintage Berber rugs, and are one of a kind. The Berber women of the Atlas Mountains in Morocco hand wove them in a loom, and then hand embroider this very unique rugs, with traditional Berber symbols, out of cactus silk.
The cactus silk, or Sabra, is actually a vegetable fiber derived from the Agave cacti found in the Sahara Desert. The silky thread is still spun in the traditional way: on the long alley ways of the Medina men stretch the thread many meters into the finest filaments, in a process that hasn´t changed for centuries.
The Sabra fibers are dyed in different vibrant colors, resulting in an almost metallic sheen material. The fabric is extremely elastic, strong, and beautiful.