'...a dealer in words...'
hand embroiderd
bolster | traversin


Free delivery within UK mainland until 20th December!

'...a dealer in words...' hand embroidered bolster | traversin.
Fabric: 100% hand printed organic cotton with natural indigo
Thread: 100% pure silk 

Length: 220cm
Width: 38cm

A unique quote by Rudyard Kipling is emblazoned in undulating colour accros the length of this extra long bolster. Entirely unique and entirely hand made - this bolster is created with beautiful indigo hand printed organic cotton (by Les Indiennes, and hand embroidered with a French phrase.
“I am, by calling, a dealer in words; and words are, of course, the most powerful drug used by mankind.”

In 1923, Rudyard Kipling was giving a speech to the Royal College of Surgeons in London. This quotation was given in his speech. It's one of our British author and poet’s most well-known.

Following on, he said, “Not only do words infect, egotize, narcotize, and paralyze, but they enter into and colour the minutest cells of the brain ….”

Words powerfully shape how we all think and feel. This speech was given at a time of great uncertainty in Europe.

Soft and luxurious, this 100% organic fabric is gently caressing to the skin. The flagrance of the hand embroidered words is mildly tempered by undulating colour of the fine pure silk thread.

Filled to a hard yet yielding firmness with organic buckwheat hulls and lavender. Not only does it look good, but it smells good too. Just give it a good squeeze and awake the delicate fragrance within.

The ‘...a dealer in words...' Silk bolster is presented in a hand crafted Si Je Veux storage bag and carefully wrapped to ensure its safety during delivery.

Each Si Je Veux item is a unique one-of-a-kind piece, hand embroidered and entirely handmade in Richmond upon Thames, England, with great British materials.

All postage within the mainland Uk is free of charge, registered and insured. Overseas postage is registered and insured. Prices on demand.


10% of the sale of this item will be donated to Riding for the Disabled. A charity very close to my heart and extremely well deserving, which gives disabled children, young people and adults the freedom of mobility, and the joy of contact with horses.

Riding for the Disabled is part of The Horse Rangers Association (Registered Charity 1098257)

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