Vintage Kansas Pillow Cover, 1920’s
I found this antique pillow cover in my favorite central Kansas antique shop last spring, D. Palma & Co. Mercantile. I fell in love with it! A huge thanks to my cousin, Bonnie Fisher, who had found it in the first place and had it in her booth.
It is hand embroidered with silk floss, which gives it that nice sheen. A great example of an early 1900’s embroidery called “society silk embroidery”. At first glance you might think that the word, KANSAS, is in two different colors, but actually the red floss has worn off over the years, revealing the thread underneath.
It has a few stains, but once I quilted it they all but disappeared!!
As a Kansas girl, this will be my forever treasure! A brand new look to a piece that could have been lost. What would the maker think of it now? I hope she would be pleased!