Here is a lovely vintage embroidered pillow. There is a different design on both sides of this pillow with a multicolored border. The thread seems to be a thin yarn. The zipper is metal and it looks like they replaced the original pillow with polyfill. I do not see any major defects.
Approximately 13" in diameter
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