Cushion Cover from Antique Transylvanian Dowry EmbroideryCushion cover from beautiful antique embroidered traditional pillow case from Transylvania.
The embrodiery dates from end 19th/ early 20 th century
Red, faded to pink, cross stitch embroidery. One small mark as shown
For 50cm square filler
The original pillow case was made as a dowry, most of its life being spent either in a dowry chest or on display in the "best room" Traditionally village houses would have a best room which contained a bed laden with textiles. These large pillow cases were piled on the bed with the decorated end facing the door. There is an example here