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Catalog number 2010.6.16
Title Embroidered pillow cover
Date 20th Century
Object Name Cover, Pillow
Description Long rectangular pillowcase, bordered in yellow cord, small cloth buttons at one end. Embroidered in red, fuchsia, white, blue, and pink silk on black background fabric. Overall satin stitch embroidery with two square diamonds with hook and floral motifs and various linear designs. Back undecorated. From Nuristan province, Afghanistan.
Medium/Material Embroidered cotton and silk
Dimensions H-38 W-14 inches
Year Range from 1900
Year Range to 2000
Search Terms Afghanistan
Central Asia
20th Century AD
Textile, silk
Exhibition and Publication History *"Interwoven Worlds: Exploring Domestic and Nomadic Life in Turkey," GTM at Flushing Town Hall, March 9-April 29, 2012. A. Winter and A. Bauer, Curators.
Culture Nuristan, Afghanistan