Rya is originally a type of Scandinavian pile carpert, but the technique was during the 1960s used for cushion covers as well. I think that every Danish home had a rya carpet and a few cushions. And they are just as popular today.
I´ve had three rya cushions in the shop and they hardly hit the shop before leaving again. Now I´m constantly looking for more, but they seem to be a bit hard to find.
They are really tempting, when you are just a tiny bit tired. So soft to rest your head on.