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Band of decoration

Ground: cream-colored linen. Design: sprays of leaves and fruit connected to form undulating vine worked in cross stitch and straight stitch ("two-sides Italian cross stitch" Mrs. Christie) with faded pinkish red silk. Pink and white fringe in points along one edge. Worn.

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Mary C. Wheelwright

Italian, 17th century

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Linen, embroidery


Textiles and Fashion Arts