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Dowry Bed Pillow Case. Saxon Transylvania. Late 19th C

Beautiful antique embroidered traditional pillow case from Transylvania.

Cross stitch embrodiered base. Delicate joining stitches

In good condition with some signs of age

110x63 cm

Dry clean only

This pillow case woould  have been made as a dowry piece, most of its life being spent either in a dowry chest or on dislay in the "best room" Tradiionally village houses woudld have a best room which contained a bed laden with textiles. These large pillow cases were piled on the bed with the  deorated end facing the door. There is an example here

price: £145.00
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