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cushion-cover

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    Eu1995,03.85

  • Description

    A wide, rectangular cushion cover, made from one piece of weft faced tabby woven wool fabric. The front has two blocks of multicoloured stripes (woven as bands) towards each side of a predominantly red cushion cover: yellow (cotton), white, yellow, blue and black wool. The back is plain red. The top and bottom (the selvedges) are sewn together with blanket stitch embroidery.

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  • Date

    • 20thC
  • Production place

  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Length: 42 centimetres
    • Width: 120 centimetres
  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1995

  • Acquisition notes

    The items in this collection (Eu1995,03.1 to 90) were primarily collected during periods of residence by the donor in Bulgaria between 1963 and 1989.

  • Department

    Britain, Europe and Prehistory

  • Registration number

    Eu1995,03.85

A wide, rectangular cushion cover, made from one piece of weft face tabby woven wool fabric. The front has two blocks of multicoloured stripes (woven as bands) towards each side of a predominantly red cushion cover: yellow (cotton), white, gold, blue and black wool.  The back is plain red.  The top and bottom (the selvedges) are sewn together with blanket stitch.

A wide, rectangular cushion cover, made from one piece of weft face tabby woven wool fabric. The front has two blocks of multicoloured stripes (woven as bands) towards each side of a predominantly red cushion cover: yellow (cotton), white, gold, blue and black wool. The back is plain red. The top and bottom (the selvedges) are sewn together with blanket stitch.

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