Honi soit qui mal y pense Rectangular Pillow

Rectangular Pillow

Honi soit qui mal y pense

by Aaron Carberry
$29.00

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DESCRIPTION

Our Rectangular Pillow is the ultimate decorative accent to any room. Made from 100% spun polyester poplin fabric, these "lumbar" pillows feature a double-sided print and are finished with a concealed zipper for an ideal contemporary look. Includes faux down insert. Available in small, medium, large and x-large.

ABOUT THE ART

Honi soit qui mal y pense is an Anglo-Norman maxim which rather means, "Shame on whomsoever would think badly of it," or "May he be shamed who thinks badly of it".

Its literal translation from Old French is "Shame be to him who thinks evil of it." It is sometimes re-interpreted as "Evil (or shame) be to him that evil thinks." In contemporaneous French usage, it is usually used ironically, to insinuate the presence of hidden agendas or conflicts of interest.

The saying's most famous use is as the motto of the British chivalric Order of the Garter. It is also inscribed at the end of the manuscript of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, but that appears to have been a later addition.

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