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Border fragment

Border fragment, probably from a furnishing fabric, embroidered with open diagonally placed squares, dividing the linen into diamonds. In each diamond is an open square with four groups of pairs of elongated diamonds ending in scrolls, done with laidwork. Eyelet holes and picots are used also....

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Denman Waldo Ross Collectio; Gift to the MFA, April 1, 1915

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Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Italian, 16th–19th century

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Linen, plain weave, withdrawn elements and cut work embroidered with linen thread, with satin stitches and other filling stitches


Textiles and Fashion Arts