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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

Accession Number

27.576

Medium or Technique

Linen and silk; embroidery

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles