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Textile fragment

Textile fragment of undyed linen. Cut work design consists of rows of 5 holes with center one embroidered, embellished by surface embroidery. These rows alternate with rows of small embroidered single holes.


Miss Louise M. Nathust; Gift to the MFA, March 24, 1898

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Louise M. Nathurst

Probably Italian, Probably 19th century

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Medium or Technique

Linen, plain weave, cut work embroidered with linen with overcast and couching stitches


Textiles and Fashion Arts