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Insertion fragment

Insertion fragment, probably from a furnishing fabric, embroidered with a serpentine grape vine design worked with a weaving stitch. The whole design is outined by a guimp formed with 2 threads.


Purchased from Mrs. John Marshall by Mr. Henry W. Bliss; Gift to the MFA, December 6, 1923.

Credit Line

Gift of Henry W. Bliss

Italian or German, 17th–19th century

Object Place

Italy or Germany

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Linen; knotted net embroidered with linen thread with weaving stitch, (Filet)


Textiles and Fashion Arts