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Across the top are letters and figures, worked in dark blue linen, below are borders done with flat stitch and drawn work. Across the bottom is a vase of flowers, a peacock, a tree, two parrots and a mermaid. Stitches include double running, eyelet, Italian cross and cut and pulled work

Provenance

Gift of James William Paige to MFA, 1895

Credit Line

Gift of James William Paige

German, 17th–18th century

Object Place

Germany

Dimensions

43 x 36.5 cm (16 15/16 x 14 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

95.1123

Medium or Technique

Linen plain weave embroidered with linen

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles