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Apron

1630-1660 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Woman’s apron pieced together from other worked linens. It has two panels, 30 inches (76 cm) wide, joined by a 1-inch (2.5 cm) wide insertion of needle lace. Around these is a 5-inch (12.5 cm) pieced border of double-sided embroidery with red silk in a mirror-imaged pattern of vases. Around this is 3¾-inch (9.5 cm) pieced border of plain linen. At the hem is a 3¼-inch (8.3 cm) border of needle lace. A red and white silk fringe edges the sides and two lengths of the fringe cover the waistband.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Linen, silk; hand-woven, hand-embroidered, hand-sewn, needle lace
Brief Description
Woman's linen apron, 1630-60, Italian; embroidered with red silk, red & white silk fringe
Physical Description
Woman’s apron pieced together from other worked linens. It has two panels, 30 inches (76 cm) wide, joined by a 1-inch (2.5 cm) wide insertion of needle lace. Around these is a 5-inch (12.5 cm) pieced border of double-sided embroidery with red silk in a mirror-imaged pattern of vases. Around this is 3¾-inch (9.5 cm) pieced border of plain linen. At the hem is a 3¼-inch (8.3 cm) border of needle lace. A red and white silk fringe edges the sides and two lengths of the fringe cover the waistband.

Dimensions
  • Length: 111.5cm (approx)
  • Hem width: 200.6cm (approx)
Collection
Accession Number
645-1896

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record createdJune 24, 2009
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