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Catalog Number 1982.030.001
Description Pillow with Organdy Pillowcase, n.d. Pale yellow organdy pillowcase with three tiers of machine lace accented with long tailed blue and white birds, flowers, and small looped trim. First two tiers are meant to lay flat, the third outer tier is sewn to a gathered ruffle of organdy. The base of the pillowcase is machine sewn, but the finishing work is by hand.
Object Name Pillowcase
Collection 3D - Bedding
Title Pillow with Organdy 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)." [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-1.5 W-21 D-13 inches
Medium Textile
Search Terms Household Goods
Pillowcases
Subjects Bedrooms
Beds
Houses