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Pillow-cover

Italian (Sicilian)
17th–19th century


Object Place: Italy (Sicily)

Dimensions

Overall: 33 x 47 cm (13 x 18 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

07.332

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

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 design done in button stitches.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection