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Cover from fragments

Various semi-naturalistic blossoms on stylized recurved stalks in loose rows. Field divided diagonally by jagged lines bearing simple fleurs-de-lis repeating alternately overturned. Added lace border. Polychrome silk yarns on a tan linen ground. Reworked, many stains some small holes, yarns missing.

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The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection

Italian, Late 16th century

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Silk embroidery on linen with silk lace trim


Textiles and Fashion Arts