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Embroidery fragment

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Couching. White linen; main border design of mermaids, each has one tail and holds a flowering grass in one hand. Flowers and crowns etc. Narrower borders of conventional flowers. Colors, pinks, light yellows, greens, blues, brown and gold.

Credit Line

Gift of James William Paige

European, 17th century (?)

Object Place

Europe

Dimensions

35 x 74 cm (13 3/4 x 29 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

95.1107

Medium or Technique

Linen tabby with silk floss and gold-colored metallic wrapped thread (couched) embroidery

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles