Dowry Pillow. Transylvanian 1930 .One darned area near pillow opening
Beautiful antique embroidered traditional decorative/dowry pillow case from Transylvania.
Cross stitch roses and peacocks
Beautiful hand stitched seams.
In excellent condition
94 x 50cm
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