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Pillow case made of plain weave with a border of 2 alternating square embroidered designs done in button hole,loop, composite and flat stitches. One square design is a geometrical pattern in cut work; the other is embroidered on a plain weave background. The pillow case is framed by a tooth like...

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Denman Waldo Ross Collection; Gift to the MFA, August 8, 1907

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Italian (Sicilian), 17th–19th century

Object Place

Italy (Sicily)

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Medium or Technique

Linen, plain weave, cut work, embroidered with linen thread with button hole, flat and composites stitches


Textiles and Fashion Arts