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Central feature in design is a large basket filled with naturalistic roses and leafy plants. Above this is an alphabet. Flanking it are various short horizontal vine motives. Beneath it is a row of geometric motives then, various vegetative, animal and insect motives, and a small landscape...

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Gift of Elizabeth Day McCormick to MFA, 1943

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection

Probably German, early 19th century

Object Place

Germany (probably)


76.7 x 32.5 cm (30 3/16 x 12 13/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Wool plain weave embroidered with silk and metallic thread


Textiles and Fashion Arts