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Cross Stitch. White woolen cloth closely embroidered with a design of conventional animals, flowers, women and birds. The ground is worked with dark red wool; the design with blue, green, yellow and black wool and white cotton. Of the same type as the embroidered Spanish rugs. Worn and...

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1883, purchased by Sylvester Baxter of Boston in Mexico City; 1896 sold by Baxter to Denman Waldo Ross; 1896 gift of Ross to the MFA.

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Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Spanish or Mexican, mid-17th(?)–18th century

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Medium or Technique

Embroidered wool


Textiles and Fashion Arts