These poufs are beautiful and sturdily made. With the additional of sea shells, beads, and lots of embroidery, there is a lot of work involved, and the piecing of the cloth parts is laborious. Normally when one buys a pouf it is not stuffed, and it is very challenging finding the right stuffing for one, that will hold up and not become deflated. These poufs come prestuffed, and are very tightly filled, which makes them so comfortable. Very decorative both for a teenager's room, or lovely in a living room with oriental flavors. I love my poufs! Great Value!