"Dear Francis, the pillowcases arrived this morning and are BEAUTIFUL. Many, many thanks for taking the trouble in your company to produce things of very, very high quality because these are few and far these days. This is ART. And I now have two wonderful souvenirs of your green and lovely island. Many thanks and the very best of wishes for continuing success….." - JR, Spain.
We offer two types of pillow coverings - the pillow case and the pillow sham, sometimes known as an Oxford.
The traditional pillow case, also known as a housewife* case is crafted in 100% pure Irish linen with a hemstitch finishing detail at one end and a generous envelope closure to ensure that the pillow is properly covered at all times. In Ireland, the pillow case is used for sleeping and is our best seller by a mile. We refresh our pillow cases several times throughout the week - one of life's little luxuries after a long day.
* In the 1880's the Housewives Co-Operative in the UK adapted a standard pillowcase to include an inside flap at the end which would keep the pillow in place. From that point on, this clever adaptation became known as a "housewife" pillow case.
The Oxford pillow sham has been traditionally used for embellishment and is set aside each night rather than for sleeping. It typically serves a more decorative purpose and adds a luxurious finishing touch to a properly made bed. A sham is finished with hemstitch detailing on all four sides and has a generous envelope closure.
These pillow coverings will get softer with each laundering, becomes gossamer silky smooth to the touch and can be passed on to the younger generations as an heirloom. A wise and genteel investment.
We currently offer two grades of pillow cases and pillow shams, Woof 1 - Fine and Woof 2 - Finer, which refers to the degree of delicacy in feel, finish and caress. Weaving at these levels of excellence requires the exceptional skill and and highest quality craftsmanship found in Ireland. It is the reason why this unparalleled, noble and luxurious fabric is loved by the truly discerning.
Colour: Optical White
European & North American Sizing:
|Rectangle Pillow Case||51 x 76cm||20 x 30"|
|Rectangle Oxford Pillow Sham||51 x 76cm||20 x 30"|
|Square Oxford Pillow Sham||65 x 65cm||25.6 x 25.6"|
Worldwide demand for our bedding is high and your order is bespoke. Please allow 4-6 weeks. Complimentary shipping. See our Bespoke page for customized options.