Half of a pillow cover
probably Eastern Mediterranean
44 x 71 cm (17 5/16 x 27 15/16 in.); Legacy dimension: .71 x .44
Medium or Technique
Linen and silk; embroidery
Not On View
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.
Gift of Charles Wendell Townsend