Our northern neighbor's beautiful capital city! This original design celebrates the City of Ottawa.
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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* Ottawa was made the capital city of Canada by Queen Victoria in 1857. Only a few years earlier the city was known as Bytown for Colonel John By. The city was renamed in 1855 when it was incorporated as a city.
* Ottawa's Rideau Canal is the best preserved slackwater canal built in North America. It is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
* The city of Ottawa has more PhDs per capita than any other city in the nation.
* There are five universities, two colleges, and fourteen national museums in Ottawa.
* Ottawa is one of the youngest cities in the country, nearly half of the population is under the age of 35.
* Ottawa is the fourth largest city in Canada.
* The lowest recorded temperature in Ottawa is -33F (1943).
* Ottawa's average annual snowfall is 92.8 inches (236 centimeters).
* Ottawa has more farmland than any other city in Canada.
* The world famous Canadian Tulip Festival is held every May in Ottawa.
* Tourists can sleep behind bars in the former Charleton County Gaol at the HI-Ottawa Hostel.
* One third of the Canadian national population lives within 5 hours of Ottawa.
* Just outside of the National Gallery of Canada stands a massive sculpture of a spider. Ths sculpture is 30' tall, created by Louise Bourgeois and entitled Maman.
* The green lawn in front of the Parliament buildings (built in the 1860s) is the location of free one-hour yoga classes on the green. Hundreds of people participate in these outdoor classes.
* Canada's Cold War Museum 'Diefenbunker' hosts monthly movie night in the underground bunker.
* The Prime Minister of Canada resides in a house at 24 Sussex Drive. It has been the official residence of the Prime Minister since 1950.