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Rectangular fragment of embroidery

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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,...

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Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Samuel Cabot

English, 17th century

Object Place



77 x 88 cm (30 5/16 x 34 5/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Linen and cotton twill; embroidered


Textiles and Fashion Arts