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  • Place of origin:

    Italy (made)

  • Date:

    17th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Linen with cutwork and embroidery in white linen thread

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Linen cover decorated with a border and a decorative band placed at either end, decorated with embroidery and cutwork; satin and overcast stitches with very simple needle fillings. The border consists of zig-zag lines filled with embroidered squares and within the resulting triangular spaces are squares with cutwork sides and embroidered squares. The whole bordered by lines of alternating cutwork and embroidered squares. The decorative borders are similarly patterned with embroidered and cutwork squares, arranged in interlaced triangles which form square and diamond shapes and within the diamonds are swastikas. The cloth is bordered with a vandyked edging of plaited bobbin lace.

Place of Origin

Italy (made)


17th century (made)



Materials and Techniques

Linen with cutwork and embroidery in white linen thread


Length: 56.75 in, Width: 29.5 in

Object history note

Purchased. Registered File number 2481/1903, 30463/1902.

Descriptive line

Cover, linen with cutwork and embroidery in white linen thread, Italy, 17th century


Linen (material); Linen thread


Embroidering; Weaving; Sewing; Bobbin lace making; Plaiting

Subjects depicted

Swastikas; Zigzags; Geometric patterns


Textiles; Embroidery


Textiles and Fashion Collection

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