Rectangular fragment of embroidery
Object Place: England
77 x 88 cm (30 5/16 x 34 5/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Linen and cotton twill; embroidered
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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.
Gift of Mrs. Samuel Cabot