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Embroidered cover

late 18th–early 19th century

Object Place: Spain


66.5 x 118 cm (26 3/16 x 46 7/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Embroidered cotton

Not On View


Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Cream white cotton ground woven with weft stripes in heavier cotton thread, at each end band of delicate floral sprays embroidered in satin stitch with green, blue, yellow, orange, and violet silk, and tarnished silver thread, below this band at each end band of drawn work worked with white cotton in zig-zag pattern, also at each end macramé edging finished with scallops and little tassels of polychrome silk, knotted with colored beads in a design of double headed eagles, figures of dancing women, bullfighters, and small birds, colors in the embroidery, tassles, and beadwork are similar, bunches of small silk tassels along each side; stained.

Credit Line

Mrs. Cabot's Special Fund