We have two of these 35" x 23" Euroking antique hand-loomed linen shams. The knife-pleated edges and button back bring a time-honored feel to the rooms these lovely pillow covers grace. The inserts are sold separately and we recommend our 31” x 40” Euroking pillow from our European Sleep System to make this into a decorative sham that will bring any bedroom a spot of beauty.
Our antique linen pieces, such as these lovely shams, are made in America of antique Hungarian linen—the fabric among the trades of the country long before the Ottoman Empire and other warring factions moved in. Linen is a textile made from the fibers of the flax plant, and it is laborious to manufacture, but the fabric’s absorbency and coolness in hot, humid weather has made it well worth the trouble for clothing manufacturers for centuries. This attribute makes it just as cool, calm and collected for the bed!
This is but one of many luxurious one-of-a-kind antiques we have in our Pensacola atelier, as we have row upon row of textiles that include everything from antique French heirloom linens and primitive Austro-Hungarian Empire textiles to Art Deco and Bohemian specimens—at last count two million one-of-a-kind linens of the finest quality.
If you see a beautiful specimen on this site that you would like to see in person and you cannot visit us but you are a regular at either Round Top or the High Point Market, we will happily bring it to one of these shows so you can see for yourself how remarkable it is. See our Calendar of Events page for fair dates and let us know if we can bring our sumptuousness to you.
Fragments of straw, seeds, fibers and yarns dating to about 8000 BC have been found in Swiss lake dwellings; and dyed flax fibers found in a prehistoric cave in Georgia suggest the use of woven linen fabrics from wild flax may date back even earlier. Antique hand-loomed linen has home-spun properties, which brings great charm into interiors.