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Half of a pillow cover

Ground: linen. Design: border of conventionalized flowers, stems tied with bows (incomplete) worked with green and cream colored silk. The outlines are worked with buttonhole stitch, the fitting of Oriental or Romanian stitch worked through buttonhole stitches, not through linen, with stem...

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Credit Line

Gift of Charles Wendell Townsend

probably Eastern Mediterranean, 18th–19th century

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Medium or Technique

Linen and silk; embroidery


Textiles and Fashion Arts