Hanging Gardens Paisley Pillow



These are not your grandmother’s embroidered floral pillows!  The Hanging Gardens Paisley Pillow is hand embroidered and hand-beaded with a delicate pattern of white beading and detailed stitching to create a paisley pattern on a beige 18” x 18” cotton pillow.  The centerpiece is a round design cornered with a similar pattern.  It is the perfect complement to any of the Hanging Gardens pillows, on its own or paired with other solids and neutral prints. 

Mela Artisans’ pillow collection is inspired by the Hanging Gardens in Mumbai, also known as Pherozeshah Mehta Gardens, terraced gardens perched at the top of Malabar Hill.  The pillow collection exudes this same beauty of layered flowers and foliage cascading down a mountainside. With earthly hues and precisely placed beaded details glistening like morning dew, these exquisitely embroidered designs, hand-embroidered by skilled artisans, effortlessly layer into the landscape of any room filling it with the comfort and serenity of home.

  • 18” x 18”
  • Zipper enclosure
  • Hand wash cover, lay flat to dry
  • The perfect complement to any room on a couch, chair or atop a bed.
  • All Mela Artisan products support fair trade through an extensive program that preserves Indian craftsmanship and promotes the welfare of communities throughout the country.

designed and crafted by artisans

traditional handcrafting techniques

contemporary design.



In Kashmir, India’s northernmost and most majestic and mountainous state, a group of women artisans are contemporizing traditional crewel embroidery that resembles crochet and dates back to the 1400s.  Textiles of all kinds – scarves, bedding, sheets, clothing – are enhanced with this hook stitch in traditional motifs and brilliant colors.  The designs are stenciled on paper before being transferred to the fabric and are then hand-embroidered.

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We foster new opportunities for the artisans we work with to ensure their livelihoods while keeping their heritage alive.

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