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As a child I admired my mother’s lovely necklace made of fragments of branch coral. I was utterly captivated by the smooth texture, twiggy shapes and rich red color, and she allowed me to handle it – gently, of course. Later in life I learned that the coral was not a kind of plant but the skeletal structure of a colony of many tiny identical animals living as one organism. Each one resembles a near-microscopic sea anemone.

Only relatively recently have we come to better understand the importance of coral reefs and their impact on life on our planet. It is estimated that twenty-five percent of all sea life is dependent on coral reefs for habitat and sustenance. This pillow is glorious coral red, but is also available in blue (see last photo) and custom colors.

My mother’s beautiful necklace could not be fabricated today due to the harm that harvesting could inflict on sensitive coral reefs. It serves as my inspiration for this hand-painted pillow, measuring 20”x20”x5”, made of durable indoor-outdoor fabric and permanent nontoxic textile paint. Coral comes in nearly every color; no need to be shy about asking Crabby Chris to make this for you in the color of your dreams (no extra charge).

Removable insert is made of polyester fiberfill in a polypropylene nonwoven casing and is machine washable. Cover may be spot cleaned, hosed off or gently washed and air dried. Designed, painted, sewn, stuffed, signed and copyrighted on an island north of Seattle. Looks pretty great with other pillows from this site.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to high shipping costs, customers outside of North America will receive COVERS ONLY.

© Copyrighted 2011 by C. Chennault. All rights reserved.

Frequently asked questions about crabbychris

Crabby Chris™ is pleased to render almost any of her designs in almost any color on almost any shape of pillow. If you would like to discuss your ideas or request adding a name or text to your order, please convo the artist.
Pillows can usually be made smaller or larger to fit your needs. Please feel free to inquire of the artist to work out the details.
Every handcrafted Crabby Chris™ textile item has a sewn-in care label for easy reference.
All items are enclosed in a sealed cello bag and shipped in a sturdy recylable polypropylene mailing bag. A matching wide grosgrain ribbon and bow can be added to your purchase at your request. If you would like a short personal message hand-lettered in a greeting card, make your request in "Note from Buyer".
Please feel free to inquire through Etsy convos as to whether your order can be customized to your specifications. Once details are worked out, Chris can create a custom listing, the purchase of which starts the project. Customized and personalized items are non-returnable and non-refundable as they are not marketable to others.
All designs, photographs, descriptions, images and other contents of this shop are protected by copyrights of the designer/shop owner under U.S. and international law. For licensing information please contact the artist.
Your information will not be shared with anyone, or used for any purpose other than to complete your Etsy transaction. Crabby Chris is a confirmed anti-Spamite.
No; the nickname started as a joke. Like many things, it simply got out of hand.

All content © copyrighted 2008-2016 by C. Chennault. All rights reserved.

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  • Handmade item
  • Size: 20X20 inches
  • Materials: lightweight upholstery fabric, permanent nontoxic textile paint, polyester fiberfill, admiration of coral
  • Ships from United States to select countries.
  • Feedback: 1114 reviews
  • Favorited by: 118 people

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