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Pillow Cover (Incomplete), 1601/50

Linen, plain weave; embroidered with silk in cross and long armed cross stitches; upper border of linen, plain weave; cut and drawn thread work; embroidered with silk in Russian overcast stitches; insertion of silk, needle lace
54.1 x 43.8 cm (21 1/4 x 17 1/4 in.)
Inner panel: 20.3 x 13.3 cm (8 x 5 1/4 in.)
Band of inner panel: 47.3 x 42.3 cm (18 5/8 x 16 5/8 in.)
Lace width: 1.3 cm (1/2 in.)
Upper band: 6.2 x 42.1 cm (2 3/8 x 16 1/2 in.)
16 1/2 in. is warp direction

Art Institute of Chicago Purchase Fund, 1907.740




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