Cushion Cover from Vintage Transylvanian Embroidery
Cushion Cover from Vintage Transylvanian Embroidery
Cushion Cover from Vintage Transylvanian Embroidery
Cushion Cover from Vintage Transylvanian Embroidery
Cushion Cover from Vintage Transylvanian Embroidery

Cushion Cover from Vintage Transylvanian Embroidery

£50.00
 
Cushion Cover from Vintage Transylvanian Embroidery
Cushion cover from antique Transylvanian embroidery.

Red and blue, hand embroidered cross stitch on  sturdy white cotton. This style of embroidery comes from a small number of villages in an area  near the Maros river in Transylvania. Fine cross stitch on close weave cotton. This piece would have originally been a long decorative sack style pillow case, made for a dowry and to be displayed on the decorative bed in the "best" room, The embroidery would have been at the  base of the pillow piled high on a textile laden bed. The body of the pillow was probably the ticking that has been used for the backing  on this cover  These "best rooms can still be seen in some parts of Transylvania today Each stitch require counting threads of the backing fabric. This piece would have taken weeks to embroider.

55x45cm

Top slit opening



 
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Code strcc1
Weight 0.3kg