Alternative Name(s): Pillow Case

White embroidered pillow sham, made circa 1915-1917, as part of a trousseau embroidered for Domenica Sammut of Valetta, Malta.The trousseau was embroidered either by herself or by the Nuns. Domenica married Joseph Nicholas Bajada, of Gozo. This item was brought to Australia by her daughter in 1971.

Physical Description

Rectangular white cotton pillow sham with coarse lace frill around the outside. There is a letter 'S' set between two outstretched leafy branches embroidered in crimson in the centre of the sham. These branches correspond to little leafy branches embroidered in white cotton bordering the lace frill of the sham. On one side of the sham, the two corners have two dangling calico ties attached to the underside of each side. Central crimson embroidery is done in cross stitch.

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