Vintage Tintin & Snowy Duvet Cover & Pillowcase- Temple of the Sun
Suffering Snakes, it's bedtime!
Sold. I'm out looking for more but in the meantime head to the shop for more lovely things at www.handmadeandvintage.co.uk
This Tintin duvet cover shows Tintin, Snowy and Captain Haddock in scenes from the Herge book, The Temple of the Sun. These are the orginal Herge designs and they are laid out in cartoon panels across the fabric. The duvet and pillowcase are both marked with the Herge copyright and are dated 1996.
This duvet set is very hard to find and this is the first one that I've had that has been in good enough condition to sell as a set. All of the scenes show our heros in the snow covered mountains as they seach for the missing Professor Calculus.
The duvet cover itself 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! The pillowcase is square and shows Tintin and Chiquito on one side and the symbol for the temple on the reverse, the colours are slightly paler than the duvet itself.
The duvet cover is printed with the same design on both sides. The duvet cover and the pillowcase are both in very good condition with good colours and no marks, holes or tears.
This set is in excellent condition with good colours and strong cotton. The only blemish is a tiny hole on the very edge of one side. It's hard to spot but would probably benefit from a small darn to keep the duvet strong for the years to come.
I only sell vintage bedding that I would be happy to use myself however, if you are looking for a new duvet set this one is not for you.
There are more pieces of this fabric in the shop so if you want a matching cushion add some to your order!
100% cotton and a single bed size - approximately 130cm x 190cm (plus the tail)