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17th century (made)
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Place Of Origin

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.


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Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Silk embroidery on linen
Brief Description
Embroidered linen in red silk; Italy; 1600s.
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.
Dimensions
  • Length: 22in
  • Width: 2.75in
Credit line
Given by Miss E. R. Price
Object history
Registered File no. 1930/5955.
Subject depicted
Collection
Accession Number
T.114-1930

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record createdJune 24, 2009
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