I made this!!!
This technique is called prairie point. I was inspired by an old doily I bought from a dealer many years ago that was from the 1930's. I looked at it and thought, hmmmm.... I think I can figure this out.
Basically, you take a square of fabric, fold it in half, then in half again, fold the edges in (kind of like origami), and sew it down. Make a long string of them and then attach starting from the outside, working in. The center piece is a large yo-yo, appliquéd down.
The background fabric is a thick, rough upholstery fabric, kind of knubby. The prairie points are a fine linen that have a nice sheen to them. The yo-yo in the middle is a hand-batiked cotton from Indonesia. The back is a thickly woven, sturdy cotton fabric. The pillow is strong and you could probably machine wash it, but I would recommend dry cleaning. The third photo shows a similar pillow that has been stuffed with a 14" pillow and the last photo is a picture of the back. Click on the displayed photo for a larger image.
The pillow form is not included. You can use a 14" or 16" pillow form, a standard size (at least in the US) easily found at any chain fabric store. If you do not have access to one in your area, I can pick it up for you here, but will have to charge you the cost, plus it will add considerably to your shipping fee.
Please visit my store for many more gorgeous ethnic textiles and for things that I make, too. I combine shipping on multiple purchases, ship worldwide, and strive to support hand made textiles from many cultures.