Pillow, Airdrie, 1940s

Pillows like this were made to last. They are cushioned with a feather filling, usually duck feathers. The casing is made from a hard-wearing linen material known as ‘ticking’. This is often recognisable by its striped pattern and was also used for mattresses.

Museum reference:
COTSL-1991-25-71
On display:
In Storage: Museums
Associated with:
Lingley Avenue, Airdrie, ML6 9JR
Dimensions:
height: 410mm
width: 600mm
depth: 70mm
Materials:
cotton, linen, feather
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