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Half of a pillow cover

probably Eastern Mediterranean
18th–19th century


44 x 71 cm (17 5/16 x 27 15/16 in.); Legacy dimension: .71 x .44

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Linen and silk; embroidery

Not On View


Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



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 stitch filling in flowers. Very ragged and stained.

Credit Line

Gift of Charles Wendell Townsend