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Insertion fragment

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Insertion fragment, probably from a furnishing fabric, made of gauze weave embroidered with design of peacock and tree of life. The left border is embroidered with a design of stylized animal and the right border with a scrolling leaf pattern.

Provenance

Denman Waldo Ross Collection; Gift to the MFA, September 1, 1896.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

European, 17th to mid-19th century

Dimensions

Overall: 19 x 75.5 cm (7 1/2 x 29 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

96.59

Medium or Technique

Linen; gauze weave embroidered with linen thread with weaving stitch filling (Buratto work)

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles