Rectangular fragment of embroidery

English
17th century


Object Place: England

Dimensions

77 x 88 cm (30 5/16 x 34 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

50.134

Medium or Technique

Linen and cotton twill; embroidered

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Rectangular fragment, part of a curtain. Weft twill ground fabric with linen warp and cotton weft. Pattern, embroidered with polychrome crewels, in a variety of filling and knotted stitches, shows undulating branches from which grow large scale leaves and red, orange or blue blossoms. At center, a bird with red, yellow and blue plumage perches on a leaf. Ground much patched and darned.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Samuel Cabot