Pillow Cover (Italy), 16th century

Oblong pillow cover of heavy cream-colored linen embroidered in red and cream silk, ornamented on four sides with small tassels of cream linen with a few threads of red and green silk. Fastened at one side with five pairs of trim linen cords. Design arranged in rows of stylized, detailed plant forms and geometric shapes. Elements staggered in parallel rows.

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