Cushion Cover from Antique Transylvanian Dowry Embroidery

£130.00
 
Cushion Cover from Antique Transylvanian Dowry Embroidery
Cushion 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

 
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Weight: 0.7kg
Product Code: MTXSCC2.D34