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Cover or mat

Cover or mat made out of plain weave with cut work arranged in losanges with geometrical designs. Diagonal bands of red silk thread frame the cut work. The four sides are also embroidered with red silk thread with a small abstract geometrical design.


Mr. J.W. Paige; Bequest to the MFA, April 16, 1906

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Bequest of J. W. Paige

Italian, 16th century

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Linen, plain weave,cut work embroidered with linen thread with button hole and looping stitches the plain weave part is embroidered with red silk with flat stitches


Textiles and Fashion Arts