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Border fragment

Border fragment, probably from a furnishing fabric, made of plain weave embroidered with geometrical designs outlined with satin stitches; one edge is decorated with tassels.


Denman Waldo Ross Collection; Gift to the MFA, April 10, 1895

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Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Probably Italian, 17th–19th century

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Medium or Technique

Linen, plain weave with cut work and elements withdrawn, embroidered with linen thread with button hole stitches (Reticella), and satin stitches and other filling stitches. One border has a strip of braided bobbin Lace.


Textiles and Fashion Arts