Those ever wonderful friendship presentation textiles which one finds now and then. Here is an early 1900's pillow cover with a friendship motto saying. Encircling around the saying, rectangular blocks, each embroidered with the name of a friend.
Small flowers and leaves are entwined around the blocks. The poetic saying ~ Friends Are Like Melons. Shall I Tell You Why? To Find A good one, A Hundred You Must Try.
The embroidery is worked on a thinner muslin fabric. In fact sheer. The color of the fabric is a cream-tan. Back of cover is the same fabric. Color of flowers are worked in a white, with the leaves in green. Outline of rectangles and names are in a pale yellow. All embroidery is done in silk thread, Case at one time had a pillow inside but has been taken out.
Size is 18-1/2" square. Condition Is good. No holes but did find a tiny dot or two of oxidation from storage.