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Small rectangular cover

Italian
16th century (?)


Object Place: Italy

Dimensions

43 x 87 cm (16 15/16 x 34 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

43.889

Medium or Technique

Silk; embroidery

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Rectangular inner field bisected lengthwise. In each half a strip bearing a symmetrical floral design of four curling petals repeating in closely set staggered rows, worked in single running stitch with blue silk yarns. Interworked are lozenge motives in metallic yarns. Inner border of silk and metallic yarns. Surrounding outer field worked in a similar fashion. Outer border of silk and metallic yarns in a guilloche pattern. Possibly pieced together from a larger panel with borders added later. Minor stains and holes.

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection