This pillow is an incredible amount of work...9 days. From shore to shore there's 3537441 square miles in the continental USA and we squeezed them into 432 square inches of amazing embroidery! This Pillow is entirely hand embroidered on a light tea-color cotton cover that buttons off for cleaning. Amazingly it can take up to one week to embroider one pillow! It is also unique in nature since each artisan incorporates a certain flair and signature to his/her work. It is accented with black velvet piping and measures 18 in. x 24 in. A down-like polyfill form is included. Dry clean only.