Hungarian pillow from Kalotaszeg, Romania
The opulence exhibited in transylvanian farmhouse living rooms began with the custom of covering walls, beds and tables in textiles: embroidered cushions or table cloths, woven woollen carpets for the floors or wall, and embroidered towels draped around plates and picture frames. This abundance is the central style element common to every Romanian and Hungarian living room. The arrangement of cloths along the walls, pillows piled on beds – embroidered areas facing forward to greet any visitors, the densely embroidered wall hangings and tablecloths – all reflect a dread of empty spaces, a horror vacui.
II quarter 20th century
100 % Cotton, embroidery by hand,
Size: 46 x 94 cm, no closure