Panel and fragments

Medium: cotton, beetle elytra, foil strips, metallic yarns, sequins Technique: embroidered on plain weave foundation Label: cotton embroidered with beetle elytra, foil strips, metallic yarns, and sequins | 19th century

Unknown Maker

Very sheer ivory cotton muslin embroidered with clusters of flowers and a vine forming a scallop along the lower edge. The vines and stems are formed from crimped gold foil strips, the flower petals from gilt sequins, and the leaves from iridescent b...
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