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TRANSYLVANIA

HAND-EMBROIDERED PILLOW

$184.00
Embroidered entirely by HAND: it takes 40+ hours to make one!

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$184.00
This original design celebrates the home of Count Dracula and his creepy cousin The Werewolf - Transylvania! We did our research on this one: The Carpathian Mountains, Vlad the Impaler, Gypsies Dancing, and more - it's all there. A delightful addition to your home this Halloween!

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 Carpathian Mountain Range contains the most untouched forests in all of Europe and is the habitat for 60% of the European brown bears. The tallest wooden church in the world is in Sapanta Peri, Transylvania. It features a 23 foot tall cross on top of the 257 ft tall church.
* The Unitarian Church was founded in Transylvania in the 16th century.
* Two famous novels inspired by Transylvania are 'Dracula' by Bram Stoker and 'The Castle in the Carpathians.'
* The Black Church (Biserica Neagr?) in Brasov has one of the largest pipe organs in Europe, with 4,000 pipes. It has the largest bell in Romania (weighs 41,000 lbs).
* The Bigar Cascade Falls in Cara?-Severin, transylvania are known for their extraordinary beauty and the way the water falls.
* Transylvania, Moldavia, and Wallachia all make up modern day Romania.
* Sibiu's Astra Museum is the second-largest outdoor museum in the world. More than three hundred buildings, watermills, windmills, wine presses, and hydraulic forges are displayed.
* Radu Florescu and Raymond T. McNally co-authored a famous book "In Search of Dracula" which connected Bram Stoker's character to Vlad the Impaler of Transylvania.
* Vlad III, also known as Vlad Dracula and Vlad Tepes (the Impaler), was Prince of Wallachia and ruler of Transylvania during the 15th century. He was a cruel tyrant who frequently slaughtered hundreds of his own people and would order a person impaled for a minor crime of lying. He was a member of the order of the Dragon (as was his father) and vowed as a Christian to keep an honest and hardworking kingdom. Vlad III fought frequent wars with the Turks, one such resulted in his forces impaling 20,000 Turkish soldiers on long stakes: creating the 'Forest of the Impaled' which caused the Turks to retreat. Fittingly Vlad III met his end during a battle with the Turkish army in Wallachia (he was 45 years old). The Sultan displayed Vlad's head on a spike in Constantinople to show his people that the Impaler was no longer a threat.

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