Embroidered Dowry Bed Pillow Case. Transylvania Circa 1910-parna
Embroidered Dowry Bed Pillow Case. Transylvania Circa 1910-parna
Embroidered Dowry Bed Pillow Case. Transylvania Circa 1910-parna
Embroidered Dowry Bed Pillow Case. Transylvania Circa 1910-parna
Embroidered Dowry Bed Pillow Case. Transylvania Circa 1910-parna

Dowry Bed Pillow Case. Transylvania Circa 1910

£160.00
 
Dowry Bed Pillow Case. Transylvania Circa 1910
Beautiful antique embroidered traditional decorative/dowry pillow case from Transylvania

In excellent condition

Slightly faded looking red on a natural ecru linen

105 x43cm

Beautiful embroidery on both sides. All hand stitched seams and hems

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

We have more of these pillow cases. textiles@parna.co.uk for enquiries
 
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Code DPC1
Weight 0.8kg