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Cover

  • Place of origin:

    Italy (made)

  • Date:

    17th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Linen with cutwork and embroidery in white linen thread

  • Museum number:

    41-1903

  • 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)

Date

17th century (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Linen with cutwork and embroidery in white linen thread

Dimensions

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

Materials

Linen (material); Linen thread

Techniques

Embroidering; Weaving; Sewing; Bobbin lace making; Plaiting

Subjects depicted

Swastikas; Zigzags; Geometric patterns

Categories

Textiles; Embroidery

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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