Kutnu Pillow Cases l Kilis, Turkey
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Our kutnu cases are sewn by hand by our master Syrian tailor living in southeastern Turkey. A region that has been hit by a massive earthquake that instantly changed tens of thousands of Turkish and Syrian lives.
The kutnu textile is from Gaziantep and the name “kutnu” comes from Arabic “kut’n” meaning “cotton”. The production of kutnu dates back to the 16th century and 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
Shipping + Returns
Prices for shipping are shown at checkout.
We offer full return (excluding shipping) within 14 days of delivery. The returned jewellery must not have been used. Please email us at email@example.com to organise the return.
Meet the Artisans of Østerland
Østerland collaborates with over 30 artisans in two countries, primarily from Syria, Turkey and Afghanistan. All of our artisans receive a piece-rate that is over the market average in their countries as well as a living wage. Most of our products are designed in collaboration with our artisans, offering you unique items found nowhere else in the world. Our relationship with our artisans are close and informal and built over the years with mutual respect and care between Oesterland team and our artisans. Meet a selection of our artisans here.
Frequently Asked Questions
Where can we buy your products?
You can buy our products on our website with local (Denmark) and worldwide shipping. Our products can also be found at a number of museum shops as well as boutiques in Denmark and around the world. Please see the full list here.
Do you ship worldwide?
Yes. We ship worldwide. We ship with GLS in the EU and for the rest of the world we use DHL.
Who designs your products?
Most of our products are designs that have already been developed in Afghanistan and the Middle East and belong to our partners and artisans. Many of these products and their designs have been passed from one generation to another, have evolved in response to their environments and contribute to giving the region a distinct identity. Sometimes Østerland will make adjustments to these products, so they fit into a global market. These adjustments can be color, size, shape and patterns. We also collaborate with external designers from Denmark which have focused on storytelling and showing the best the Middle East and Afghanistan has to offer. Our products will always have patterns, motives and techniques relevant to the local and refugee artisans’ culture. The Østerland team is always inspired by islamic, anatolian and central asian art.
Where do you operate?
We are based in Copenhagen, Denmark. Our artisans are based in Herat and Kabul in Afghanistan. Our artisans in Turkey are based in Istanbul, Ankara and Hatay.