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cushion-cover

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    Eu1971,01.86

  • Description

    A wide, rectangular cushion cover, made of handspun hemp. The front is twill woven, with multi-coloured repeat stripes (yellow, orange, green, maroon, blue/black) - woven as bands - on a fine grey/black warp. The back is also made from twill woven hemp cloth. A natural coloured cloth is used, with two narrow stripes (woven as bands) repeated four times in total across the cloth. The selvedges form the top and bottom of the cushion cover. Both sides are sewn together using blanket stitch embroidery.

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  • Date

    • 1875-1899
  • Production place

  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Length: 41 centimetres
    • Width: 117 centimetres
  • Curator's comments

    Text from Eth Doc 1836 (entry 86): The cushion is woven with hempen yarn in multicoloured stripes all along the weft.
    End of the C19th.

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1971

  • Acquisition notes

    Part of a collection of 347 items given by the Bulgarian Committee for Cultural Relations in 1971, together with a full list describing each item, its manufacture and usage, with general account of Bulgarian costume in the different regions (Eth Doc 1836, pp. 21-25); specific information is given under 'Curator's Comment'.

  • Department

    Britain, Europe and Prehistory

  • Registration number

    Eu1971,01.86

A wide, rectangular cushion cover, made of handspun hemp.  The front is twill woven, with multi-coloured  repeat stripes (yellow, orange, green, maroon, blue/black)  - woven as bands - on a fine grey/black warp.  The back is also made from twill woven hemp cloth.  A natural coloured cloth is used, with two narrow stripes (woven as bands) repeated four times in total across the cloth.  The selvedges form the top and bottom of the cushion cover.  Both sides are sewn together with blanket stitch.

A wide, rectangular cushion cover, made of handspun hemp. The front is twill woven, with multi-coloured repeat stripes (yellow, orange, green, maroon, blue/black) - woven as bands - on a fine grey/black warp. The back is also made from twill woven hemp cloth. A natural coloured cloth is used, with two narrow stripes (woven as bands) repeated four times in total across the cloth. The selvedges form the top and bottom of the cushion cover. Both sides are sewn together with blanket stitch.

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