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

RESERVED Cover from Dowry Embroidery. Transylvania.

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RESERVED Cover from Dowry Embroidery. Transylvania.
Cushion cover from antique (late 19th century) Transylvanian embroidery, from an ethnic Hungarian village  east of Cluj . This embroidery was originally the decorative end of a large rectangular pillow used on the decorative bed in the best room. BSz monogram  top left hand of embroidery

Vintage linen backing

56 x 40cm

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


 
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Product Code: BSZCC.D34
Weight: 0.5kg