The front of a Pillow Slip in finest linen battiste, embroidered with pale lilac and gold colored silks in various stitches. Floral ornament in two narrow outer borders. Gold colored ornato with background of lilac embroidery. Tiny analogous colored silk ribbons are attached to edges, serving to attach upper to under pillow slip.

Pillow Slip, 16th century

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Employing traditional techniques, the embroiderer who created this delicate pillow cover responded to the new fashion demands by employing color and stitch variation to create the illusion of an semi sheer textile.

Details
Title
Pillow Slip
Role
Artist
Dimension
W.12 x L.16 in.
Accession Number
21.144a,b
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The front of a Pillow Slip in finest linen battiste, embroidered with pale lilac and gold colored silks in various stitches. Floral ornament in two narrow outer borders. Gold colored ornato with background of lilac embroidery. Tiny analogous colored silk ribbons are attached to edges, serving to attach upper to under pillow slip.