[Ansteorra] need help documenting a cushion

lambdakennels1 at juno.com lambdakennels1 at juno.com
Sat Nov 17 07:41:54 PST 2007

I need help documenting a cushion from 13-16th century England.  I know they had cushions, because I see them in illuminations.  Unfortunately, they are almost always being sat on so I cannot see how they are constructed.  I am making a cushion of tone on tone Jacquard (sp?) upon which I have embroidered a heraldic lion.  The books I have looked at on furnishings deal with mostly furniture, and the costuming books deal with mostly what people actually wear.  There has to be a book out there that deals with the cushions and other stuff people used that were not actually furniture but were part of the room decor.  If someone can give me a citation for such a book, I would be most appreciative.  A website would be helpful, as well.  Thank you in advance.

Lady Stephanie Lilburn
Stephanie Smith, Ph.D
Hunt County, Texas
Owned by a Poodle and an Australian Cattle Dog

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