Antique Embroidered Transylvanian Cushion Cover

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Antique Embroidered Transylvanian Cushion Cover

Antique embroidered cushion cover from the Kalotaszeg region of Transylvania, Romania

Using the "irasos" technique, the pattern was dram by a " writing woman, usually there was one in each village and embroidered by another woman.  This one is embroidered in Volga cotton ( volga is the name of the yarn factory situated in Sibiu) on a home  loomed hemp..  Different batches of volga cotton faded at different rates hence I think the variation of tones in this cover

Laundered and in excellent condition

48 x 43 cm

Slit opening at base with tie fastening. Note that the opening is quite small and suits a feather filler 

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Product Code: MXSCC7.D34
Weight: 0.3kg