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Ground: heavy white linen. Design: horizontal band with zig-zag, angular flowering vine and small birds, between narrow borders of small lions, on a square mesh ground, worked with white linen thread. Threads have been drawn out in both directions through ground and pattern, the pattern filled...

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Gift of Miss Gertrude H. Shurtleff in memory of Katharine Brewer Shillaber

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Medium or Technique

Linen; point, drawn-work


Textiles and Fashion Arts