I have a delicious collection of ethnic and traditional textiles all washed, steamed and waiting to be made into pillow covers.
I must admit one of the most fun parts of the process is working out how to turn the textile into a pillow cover to take advantage of its special qualities.
If there are any identifying marks they get included in the cover. Google searches find information about the textile that I add to the description of the pillow cover.
I pass on as much of the provenance and techniques as I know, detailing it in the description of the item in my Etsy shop. Knowing the stories contained in a textile make it more interesting, more authentic and brings one closer to the maker. I like knowing this sort of info and hope there are others out there who do also.