Vintage Tintin Duvet Cover & Pillowcase - Cigars of the Pharaoh
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This Tintin duvet cover shows scenes from Herge's book The Cigars of the Pharaoh. As with all my Tintin fabrics, these are original Herge designs from the books - not from the more recent film. Tintin and Snowy are shown in three large panels from the story as they tumble through the skys in their small plane and crash through the palm trees.
The beginnings of their demise are shown at the top of the cover with three smaller drawings of the plane. Tintin's name and a symbol from the film are also at the top. Down at the bottom is the title of Herge's story in French.
This is a harder to find duvet set, and is in good condition. There is a Herge copyright mark, dated 1998 on one of the blue panels that run down the side.
This set is French so the cover follows the french design of being open at the end with a long tail of fabric that tucks under the mattress to keep the duvet in place - genius! It comes with one sqaure pillowcase with more characters and scenes from the story printed on both sides.
The reverse of the duvet cover has a matching fabric which shows more images of the plane and symbols from the story well scattered on a sunny yellow background.
If you are feeling creative, there are some matching fabrics in the shop which are from the same story so you could add cushions - or even pyjamas to this bedroom set!
This is a vintage set, not new but in very good condition, the duvet is crisp, clean and well cared for. I only sell bedding that I would be happy to use myself but please do remember that this is a vintage set. This bedding has been well looked after and is in good condition overall - however, if you are looking for a new duvet set this one is not for you.
100% cotton and a single bed size - approximately 140cm x 190cm (plus the tail).