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Possibly German or Eastern European
18th–19th century

Object Place: Germany or Eastern Europe


122 x 73 cm (48 1/16 x 28 3/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Wool knit, linen, silk satin, wool embroidery, silk and metallic woven trim, and silk, Linen and cotton backing

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Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Ecclesiastical Costume/Embroidery/Knitting. Chasuble back. Knitted orphrey strip of wool and cotton with polychrome vertical stripes, flanked by two repeating semi-naturalistic flower and leafy stalk motives in polychrome wool yarns plus a vertically undulating wavy line of linen and wool on either side. Glazed white wool ground. Tape of metal wire and linen yarns placed in a “V” from shoulders to center back, also an either side of the orphrey and around outside edges. Mounted on blue silk. Reworked small holes in ground, missing yarns, stained and soiled.

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection