This original design celebrates Lake Tahoe, California!
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
*Dry clean only
*Hand Embroidered and Made in India
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* Lake Tahoe is fed by 63 streams and 2 hot springs. According to research, with a volume of 39 trillion gallons of water, if the Lake was ever drained it would take around 700 years for the hot springs, snowmelt and precipitation to fill it again entirely.
* Fleur de Lac, a West Shore residence, served as the site of a Mafia family’s home in the Godfather Part II. This walled compound of multi-million dollar condos at Tahoe Pines was originally a 16-acre mansion constructed as the private residence of Henry J. Kaiser in 1935.
* Lake Tahoe is the second deepest lake in the U.S. with a depth of 1,645 ft (501 m)
* At its longest and widest, Lake Tahoe measures 22 miles (35 km) by 12 miles (19km)
* The shoreline circumference of the lake is 72 miles (116km)
* The average surface elevation is 6,225 ft (1,897 m) above sea level
* Lake Tahoe is 2/3 in California and 1/3 in the state of Nevada
* There are 63 tributaries draining into Lake Tahoe with only one outlet at the Truckee River in Tahoe City.
* The sun shines at Lake Tahoe for 75% of the year, or 274 days.
* At lake level, annual snowfall averages 125 inches. At alpine skiing elevations, the snowfall averages 600 inches per year.
* At the surface, Lake Tahoe’s water temperature varies from 41 to 68 degrees F. Below a depth of 600 to 700 ft, the water remains a constant 39 degrees.
* If you were to pour Lake Tahoe out onto an area the size of California, the water would still be 14 inches (36 cm) deep.
* The amount of water in Lake Tahoe (39 trillion gallons) is enough to supply each person in the U.S. with 50 gallons of water per day for 5 years.
* The amount of water that evaporates from the Lake each day (330 million gallons) could supply a city the size of Los Angeles for 5 years.
* Donner Summit, just West of Truckee and home to Sugar Bowl Mountain, holds the record for the United States’ snowiest April. On April 1, 1880, a storm cycle dumped 4 feet of snow on the Sierra Nevada west slope within 24 hours.
* Lake Tahoe was originally named “Dao w a ga” by a Washoe tribe of Native Americans. Pioneers who arrived later mispronounced the name as “Da ow,” which eventually evolved into Tahoe. “Dao w a ga” originally meant Edge of Lake. Throughout history, Lake Tahoe has been called by many names, including Lake Bigler after the California governor, Bonpland after a French botanist and Mountain Lake, until 1945, when Lake Tahoe became its official name.