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Braid sampler book

Possibly French
19th century (?)


Object Place: France (?)

Dimensions

17 cm (6 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

43.1031

Medium or Technique

Paper embroidered with silk

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Six pages with various types of flat braid designs in polychrome silk yarns stitched or pinned to the paper. On the cover; a small square panel includes a heart, with the letters “IPP”, flanked by animals; black, red, green and other silk yarns in a weft wrapping technique; below this are three lengths of braid. Exterior paper and fabric soiled and worn.

Provenance

Gift of Elizabeth Day McCormick to MFA, 1943

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection