Cloth with Border of Vegetal Motifs and Insertion with Bird Motifs

Plain weave wool with needle lace, burato insertion (twined ground and darned in two directions), filet/lacis border and edging (knotted ground and darned in one direction), drawn work, and embroidery; bleached linen (est.), wool (est.), and cotton (est.) | 72.6 x 233.6cm | 18th century

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Textiles often incorporate multiple needlework techniques within a single piece. One of the techniques in this example of lace is called cutwork. In cutwork, portions of the textile ground, such as a linen or cotton cloth, are cut away and threads ar...
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