- Feb 1, 2006Anyone got an authorative source for what was inside bed pillows in
the 14th/15th centuries? I've heard buckwheat or millet hulls, but no
documentation on the assertion however pillows in the illuminations
*do* look like grain sacks. Would the bolsters be stuffed similarly?
I've read in various places that quilts might be filled with "flock"
(cotton wool), and feather beds with - well - feathers, mattresses
with flock or straw. But nothing on pillows. (Perhaps in Le Menagier?
But I don't have a complete copy...)
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