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Catalog Number 1973.199
Description Quilted Silk Pad, n.d. Two rectangular pieces of cream colored silk cover a piece of what appears to be wool batting. Short pieces of cream colored ribbon extend through the three layers of material and are tied in knots. Many ribbons are missing. The front side shows 13 ribbons and all but two at top right are tied in bows. The back side shows 14 ribbons with three tied in bows and the rest knotted with loose ends. Cream colored lace is attached to the edge all the way around. The lace is 2.25" wide and has a pattern of what appears to be round leaves with a scalloped edge.
Object Name Pillow
Collection 3D - Bedding
Title Quilted Silk Pad, n.d.
Date n.d.
Creator Unknown
Inscription Text none
Provenance The quilted silk pad was made by Mrs. Williams for Mary R. Flythe.
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)." [www.hubpages.com/education/The-History-of-the-Pillow-Use-9/14/2016]

"…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."[ https://www.urbanmattress.com/blog/the-history-of-pillows-and-why-you-need-them-9/19/2016]
Dimensions H-16 W-21 D-0.25 inches
Dimension Details 12" x 16" x 0.25 without lace
Medium Textile
Search Terms Bed
Beds
Household Goods
Pillows
Subjects Beds