Kutnu Pillowcases

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Our kutnu cases are sewn by hand by our master Syrian tailor living in Turkey. The kutnu textile is from Gaziantep, a province in Turkey, right at the border to Syria.

The name “kutnu” comes from Arabic “kut’n” meaning “cotton”. The production of kutnu dates back to the 16th century. At the time, it was celebrated as the “palace fabric” across the Ottoman Empire. It symbolized power, beauty, and elegance.


Handwoven kutnu fabric

One of a kind

Dimensions: 45x45

Comes without pillow filling

Wash by hand in cool water (no more than 30 C) or dry cleaning. Do not bleach or vigorously scrub or squeeze the fabric. If using soap, use gentle soap.

60% silk and 40 % cotton blend

Made by hand. Variations in size and shape is a sign of quality

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