Dowry Pillow Case. TransylvaniaBeautiful antique embroidered traditional pillow case from Transylvania.
Rare woven fabric with beautifully hand embroidered decorative base, beautiful joining stitching
In excellent condition
This pillow case would have been made as a dowry piece, 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