A pillow is a large cushion support for the head, usually used while sleeping in a bed, or for the body as used on a couch or chair. There are also throw pillows (also called toss pillows), which are pillows that are purely decorative and not designed for support or comfort. Outside the USA these are generally considered a type of cushion, with the term pillow reserved for the pillows on a bed.There also exist "novelty pillows", (which can be throw or body pillows), which are often designed as licensed products.Such pillows include the popular "Fish Pillow" - a large body pillow that is made to look like a trout. Pillows (cushions) are said to have special healing powers in the ancient Incan Empire. Ralli quilt pillows are famous pillows which are used in Pakistan and India. They are colorfully embroidered and quilted by the women artisans.
Pillows were originally used mainly by the wealthy, and have been found in Ancient Egyptian tombs. The difficulty of sophisticated dye