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Great Lakes

Hand-Embroidered Pillow

Embroidered entirely by HAND: it takes 40+ hours to make one!

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This original design celebrates the Great Lakes....the world's largest body of fresh water!!!

This pillow is entirely HAND embroidered on light tea-colored 100% organic cotton. Amazingly it can take up to one week to embroider one pillow! It is also unique in nature since each artisan incorporates a certain flair and signature to his/her work. Accented with black velvet piping.
*20" x 20"
*100% Organic cotton
*Poly form included
*Button closure
*Dry clean only
*Hand Embroidered and Made in India

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* The Great Lakes make up one-fifth of the freshwater surface on the planet (6 quadrillion gallons).
* The lakes are on the U.S.-Canadian border. The Great Lakes Basin is home to about 34 million people.
* Lake Huron's Manitoulin Island is the largest island in any inland body of water on the planet (1,068 sq. miles).
* Lake Erie and Lake Ontario are connected by the Niagara River, including the Niagara Falls.
* The names of four of the Great Lakes are derived from Wyandot (Huron), Iroquoi, and Ojibwa tribes. The Fifth Lake, Lake Superior, gets its name from the French lac Sup_rieur, which means Upper Lake.
* Lake Michigan has an unusual water flow, it flows into a circular movement (like a car in a cul-de-sac).
* Seiche is the name for "free standing-wave oscillations" that move across lakes. These are created by wind or air pressure.
* A major storm on Lake Erie can cause short-term lake level changes of as much as 13 feet.
* Were one to build a barrier surrounding the 48 continental states in the USA and pour the water from the Great Lakes into it, a swimming pool, over 9' deep, would be created.
* The State of Michigan touchs four of the five lakes (Huron, Ontario, Michigan, and Superior).
* The Chicago to Mackinac race is the oldest freshwater sailing race in the world (held every July).

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