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Cover or towel

White linen with broad border at each end and a narrower border along sides worked with red silk in "punto scritto". The design is composed of branches of grapes and foliage. Needlework edging (punto avorio) in red and cream colored silk.

Credit Line

Gift of Philip Lehman in memory of his wife Carrie L. Lehman

Italian, 16th–17th century

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Medium or Technique

Embroidery, Punto Scritto (double running)


Textiles and Fashion Arts