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Fragment of a bed valance

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Ground: natural-colored twill fabric with linen warp and cotton weft. Design: naturalistic trees with large leaves and flowers (tulips?). Stitches: satin, stem, French knots, bullion knots, and composite stitches. Worked with wool in blue green, greens, yellow, pinks, red, dark blue, and brown....

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Credit Line

Samuel Putnam Avery Fund

English, second half of 17th century

Dimensions

41 x 101 cm (16 1/8 x 39 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

33.647

Medium or Technique

Linen and cotton twill with wool embroidery

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles