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The ground is of white cotton. On one end is worked with dull red silk, a border of diamonds and leaf-like forms set close together. Above this are conventional trees; the sides and ends are buttonholed. The embroidery is done with a stitch very similar to that used in the Italian punto tirato.

Credit Line

Gift of A. W. Longfellow



Overall: 22 x 46.5 cm (8 11/16 x 18 5/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Cotton and silk embroidery


Textiles and Fashion Arts