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  • Place of origin:

    Italy (made)

  • Date:

    17th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Silk embroidery on linen

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Miss E. R. Price

  • Museum number:

    T.114-1930

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Embroidered in silk thread on linen in Italian cross and double running stitches. It is worked in monochrome red silk so that the pattern is left reserved in the colour of the linen, i.e. only the ground is worked, and the stitch is pulled tight so that it resembles punch work. The pattern is a conventional wave pattern which runs into snake heads.

Place of Origin

Italy (made)

Date

17th century (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Silk embroidery on linen

Dimensions

Length: 22 in, Width: 2.75 in

Object history note

Registered File no. 1930/5955.

Descriptive line

Embroidered linen in red silk; Italy; 1600s.

Materials

Silk thread; Linen

Techniques

Embroidered

Subjects depicted

Snake (animal)

Categories

Embroidery; Europeana Fashion Project

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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