Real men wear kilts! This original design celebrates the beautiful Country of Scotland.
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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* The world's first Open Championship Golf game was played on 10-17-1860 at Prestwick Golf Club in Scotland.
* The most complete Neolithic village in Europe is Skara Brae on the island of Orkney. These eight buildings date from roughly 3100 BCE.
* Scotland has roughly 790 islands including island groups Orkney, Shetland and the Hebrides. Over six hundred of the islands are uninhabited.
* Scotland was an independent nation until 1603 when the King of Scotland, James VI, became king James I of England and Ireland. Scotland and England did not officially merge until 1707 when they formed the United Kingdom of Great Britain.
* The United Kingdom is Scotland, England, Wales, and Northern Ireland.
* In 1824 the city of Edinburgh became the first city to have its own fire brigade.
* Sanquhar post office claims to be the oldest working post office in the world- it was established in 1712.
* The Encyclopaedia Britannica was first published between 1768 and 1771 in Edinburgh, Scotland. It is the world's oldest surviving encyclopedia.
* The Scottish Verdict is the third of a series of possible verdicts in Scots Law. The three are: guilty; not guilty; not proven.
* Hampden Park in Glasgow was the largest stadium in the world with a capacity of over 100,000. It was completed in 1903 and thirty four years later a Scotland v. England match inspired an all time record high attendance of 149,415 spectators.
* Marischal College in Aberdeen is the second largest granite building in the world.
* Scotland is known for its Whisky production. Johnnie Walker, first produced a Scotch whisky blend in 1865, became the world's leading whisky company. Glenfiddich is the world's best-selling single malt whisky and accounts for 35% of the world's single malt sales.
* Scotland is roughly the size of Maine.
* Ben Nevis is Britain's tallest peak, 4,406ft high.
* Scotland has three official languages: English; Scots; Scottish Gaelic.
* Loch Ness has the largest volume of fresh water in Great Britain- it is 788ft deep and 23 miles long. The lake is famous for sightings of a mysterious aquatic animal known as the Loch Ness Monster or Nessie. Many believe the monster to be something like a plesiosaur. For 1,500 years the legend has prevailed and today nearly 2 million people visit the lake each year to catch sight of the mysterious creature.
* The shortest scheduled flight is from Westray to Papa Westray in the Orkney Islands of Scotland. The journey is 1 minute and 14 seconds.
* The raincoat was apparently invented in Scotland in 1824 by Charles Macintosh. The garment is still refered to as a 'Mac.'
* The oldest tree in Europe is a twisted yew in Fortingall, Scotland. It is approx. 3,000 years old.
* Scotland's population has the most redheads of any nation in the world - 13% of Scots are redheads.