About this object

Cultural context

pillow covers, used at weddings.

Physical description

Velvet covers with metal applique and fringe (part a-b). The cover has a velvet centre panel and surrounding border. The panel is maroon with a green centre and corners. Both the oval-shaped centre and corners have scalloped edges. The border is multicoloured with red, green, blue and purple sections; the majority of sections being red and green. Metal decorations are sewn over the surface of the panel and border. The decorations include birds, crabs, dragons, butterflies, peonies, chrysanthemums and narcissus as well as gold thread and sequins. Along all four sides is a metal chain-link fringe, in the shape of flowers and leaves. Part (a) and (b) are the same.