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Insertion fragment

Insertion band with open design made in withdrawn element work. There are three rows of identical spider-like design. Each spider-like design has 9 little holes in its center.


Denman Waldo Ross collection; Gift to the MFA, April 10, 1895

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Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Probably Italian, 17th–19th century

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Medium or Technique

Linen, plain weave with withdrawn threads, embroidered with linen thread with woven hem and overcast stitches (Withdrawn element work)


Textiles and Fashion Arts