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Catalog Number 1999.076.002B
Description White Linen Pillow Tick, n.d. Pillow is rectangular in shape with a buttoned opening along the back right side (though there are no buttons. Instead there are two sets of openings). The front has an open work pattern running along the left, upper, and right edges. Pattern is three lines with the center line having a more narrow stitch and four-petaled flowers about every 5 inches. On the center of the upper edge, below the open work, is an embroidered "FR" monogram.
Object Name Pillow
Collection 3D - Bedding
Title White Linen Pillow Tick, n.d.
Date n.d.
Creator Unknown
Role Fiber Artist
Inscription Text "FR" (embroidered monogram on front)
Notes "A pillow tick wraps around a pillow's filling, keeping it contained and shaped. All ticks prevent the filling from exiting the pillow, and some are available that prevent moisture, dirt or dust mites from entering the pillow". [http://www.ehow.com/facts_5887633_pillow-tick_.html 3/22/2017]
Dimensions H-30.75 W-39.25 inches
Medium Textile
Search Terms Bed Linen
Household Goods
Pillows
Victorian
Subjects Beds
Houses
Linen industry