This pillow is 100% cotton velvet, featuring a ¾ inch self-flange. Silver pearlized beads are hand stitched to the edge of the flange. Every third bead is hand knotted to prevent the whole strand from demise should one bead break away. The back is natural burlap with a zippered closure for ease of fill and cleaning. This pillow is fabulous as a stand-alone design element and is also a great foundational layering element.