These Handmade Pillows Come With Embroideries of People Sleeping

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For her ongoing series called “Sleep,” Iranian fiber artist Maryam Ashkanian embroiders portraits of people peacefully sleeping on handmade pillows.

She starts with a gestural line drawing of an individual then she will embroider it onto a pillow. The drawings feature different posture of sleeping. One creation shows a woman curled up while snoozing, others illustrate sleeping with face down. Scroll down to see more of her posts.