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cushion-cover

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    Eu2004,03.7

  • Description

    A cushion-cover, square in shape. Red cotton embroidery on a natural silk (?) tabby ground cloth. Three rows of large floral motifs (carnations?) with vertical stems, worked on the diagonal. Red stranded cotton has been used, with small areas of cream, yellow, pink, green and purple silk embroidery. The reverse is plain, save for the continuation of the border motif at the top of the cushion-cover. Forming the slit opening are the warp ends, which have been turned and hemmed by hand. Some damage of the ground fabric on the front, between the motifs.

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  • Date

    • 19thC(late) (? source: Ken Ward)
  • Production place

  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Length: 45 centimetres
    • Width: 43 centimetres
  • Curator's comments

    In the view of Ken Ward, donor of Balkan textiles, this cushion cover might have been made from an older garment, a skirt or an apron, from Croatia [21 04 2008].

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    2004

  • Acquisition notes

    Bought by the donor in Peć market in 1960.

  • Department

    Britain, Europe and Prehistory

  • Registration number

    Eu2004,03.7

A cushion-cover, square in shape. Red cotton embroidery on an unbleached cotton (?) tabby woven ground.  Three rows of large floral motifs with vertical stems, worked on the diagonal.  Red stranded cotton has been used, with small areas of cream, yellow, pink, green and purple silk embroidery.  The reverse is plain, save for the continuation of the border motif at the top of the cushion-cover.  Forming the slit opening are the warp ends, which have been turned and hemmed by hand.  Some damage of the ground fabric on the front, between the motifs.

A cushion-cover, square in shape. Red cotton embroidery on an unbleached cotton (?) tabby woven ground. Three rows of large floral motifs with vertical stems, worked on the diagonal. Red stranded cotton has been used, with small areas of cream, yellow, pink, green and purple silk embroidery. The reverse is plain, save for the continuation of the border motif at the top of the cushion-cover. Forming the slit opening are the warp ends, which have been turned and hemmed by hand. Some damage of the ground fabric on the front, between the motifs.

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