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White linen

The ground is entirely covered with long and short stitch done with red silk. The design of the plain linen is outlined with a white cord and detailed in places with red silk. Only part of the design which consists of acanthus-like can flowers suggesting palmettes, can be seen.

Credit Line

Gift of James William Paige

Probably Italian or Spanish,

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Linen, embroidery


Textiles and Fashion Arts