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
Denman Waldo Ross Collection
Probably Italian, 17th–19th century
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Linen, plain weave with cut work and elements withdrawn, embroidered with linen thread with button hole stitches (Reticella), and satin stitches and other filling stitches.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.