What is water hyacinth? Water hyacinth is a free-floating water reed that originated in South American but has since been introduced worldwide. It is one of the fastest growing plants known and can completely cover a body of water if not controlled. It has begun to clog up some of the waterways in Thailand, so a very clever Thai designer figured out how to use the fibrous stalks of this plant to create beautiful home accessories and pillows. She has turned a weed into contemporary home products, using traditional Thai craftsmanship and providing additional income to the villagers. A real winner all around -- sustainable, fair trade and gorgeous.
Beautiful, rippled and round -- a great accent on any sofa. These unique accent pillows are artistically hand crafted from water hyacinth fiber by village artisans. Backed with 100% natural hemp cloth and filled with natural kapok. 19" across.