Hassock is a term that applies to three different things. The first kind of hassock is a small hill or a tussock, which is a thick, small, dense clump made of coarse grass or sedge. Sedge is a wetland plant that looks like grass. The second type is a thick, firm kneeling cushion. These are found in Christian churches where kneeling for prayers is done. The hassocks look like a small evenly padded, dense pillow. The third hassock is a piece of furniture. This article is about the inside hassock.
Hassocks are low, cushioned, small padded stools. They are upholstered and padded with a variety of materials.
Hassocks are used for movable extra seating. They can be placed in front of a couch or chair to be used as a foot rest. Hollow ones allow for storage while others also provide trays.
Other terms used interchangeably for hassock are footstool and ottoman. An ottoman is the same as a hassock, but a footstool might not be. A hassock is upholstered and padded while a footstool can be left un-upholstered and unpadded.
Hassocks can be upholstered in leather. Traditionally, this is Moroccan leather. The colors can be light to black. The leather can be smooth or tooled so that it has a design. A diversity of upholstery cloth is also used to cover a hassock. The colors can be chosen for a custom-made hassock. The cloth can be regular upholstery cloth or microfiber. A hassock can also have a combination finish. This is where it is not completely covered, leaving exposed wood. The wood may be plain or decorative.
The inside of a hassock is filled with wool or polyester batting material. Leather Moroccan hassocks are filled with sheep wool.
Hassocks can be handcrafted or produced in a factory. Their styles range from traditional to modern. There are storage ones with and without hinged lids and non-storage ones. In addition, their application can extend to designs such as coffee tables. There are different kinds of hassocks around the world: African, American, Asian, Canadian, Chinese, European and Japanese. Hassocks are made in shapes such as oval, square and round. They can also be rectangular as with the coffee table.
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