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Catalog Number 1982.102
Description Pillow with Pink Satin Pillowcase, n.d. Rectangular pillow covered in a pale pink silk pillowcase. Pillowcase is machine sewn, and hand finished on one end. Unknown filler material and pillow form, good loft.
Object Name Pillow
Collection 3D - Bedding
Title Pillow with Pink Satin Pillowcase, n.d.
Date n.d.
Creator Unknown
Role Fiber Artist
Inscription Text none
Notes "The earliest historical record of pillow use is from about 7000 BCE in the ancient civilization of Mesopotamia (located between the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers - where Iraq is today)." []

"…pillow supports the cervical spine in a neutral position. Pillows relieve pressure on the cervical spine and decrease biomechanical stresses on the cervical spine structures. It also helps in the alignment of the spine."[]
Dimensions H-3.5 W-15 D-12.625 inches
Medium Textile
Search Terms Household Goods
Subjects Beds
Linen industry