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Border

Border, probably from a furnishing fabric, made of knotted net embroidered with center design of a fontain flanked by mythical beasts blowing a horn; the border is finished by fringes

Provenance

Mrs. George W. Wales; Gift to the MFA, May 2, 1881

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. George Washington Wales

Italian, 17th to mid-19th century

Object Place

Italian

Accession Number

81.57

Medium or Technique

Linen; knotted net embroidered with linen thread with weaving stitch and overcast stitch; fringe border (filet work)

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles