Monday, June 20, 2011

Persian Ottomans and Foam Interiors

We often see customer's who have returned from a trip to North Africa or the Middle East with beautiful, but empty, ottoman covers. Usually the opening runs across the diameter which means that the best filling material is by hand with either cotton or wool. Recently a customer brought in these ottoman covers that she purchased in Iran.

They were made with a zipper at the bottom that went around the circumference (see below). This allowed us to insert firm pieces of foam cut to make the covers tight and the structure stable. By using foam instead of cotton or wool, the result was stronger and a more even in shape. The dozens of stripes around the side looked vibrant and neat.

This ottoman was the show stopper. The racetrack shape framed the colorful design and made for a unique shape that was the most comfortable of all.


  1. I have the same ottoman round cover in the picture with the same size zipper and need the foam! How much does it cost?
    Where is your located in the city?

  2. Hi Majid,
    I'm sure that my answer is way too late but I'll give it a shot anyway, the small round ottomans ( 15" dia x 16" thick) were about $100 ea and the larger oval ottoman (approx 20 x 36 x 16) was about $200.
    We are in San Francisco!