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Bed cover

  • Place of origin:

    Castelo Branco (Region) (made)

  • Date:

    1700s (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    linen embroidered with coloured silks

  • Museum number:

    531-1877

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Brown linen bedcover with silk embroidery in pinks, yellows, blues, greens.. Three borders around outside edge comprising scrolling flowers/foliage, central rectangle containing a repeating motif of birds, scrolling foliage and flowers.

Place of Origin

Castelo Branco (Region) (made)

Date

1700s (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

linen embroidered with coloured silks

Dimensions

Width: 162 cm, Length: 210 cm

Descriptive line

Bed cover, natural linen embroidered in coloured silks, Castelo Branco work, 18th century

Materials

Linen; Silk thread

Techniques

Hand embroidery

Subjects depicted

Stylised birds; Stylized flowers; Scrolling foliage

Categories

Embroidery; Textiles

Production Type

Unique

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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