Hanging Gardens Foliage Pillow



This uniquely shaped 14” x 20” hand embroidered pillow, inspired by the Hanging Gardens in India’s Mubai, is made with such attention to detail.  Made with neutral hues of beige and crème, the floral, stem and leaf designs are created with variants of stitching and patterns.  This pillow pairs well with pillows of other shapes and sizes, plain or patterned.  Its rectangular shape makes it ideal to support lower back and neck.

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.

  • 14” x 20”
  • 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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