Unknownlate 16th–early 17th century

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
New York, United States

Double row containing alternate squares of embroidered linen cloth and insertions of needle lace (reticella) in geometric forms. Lower border is triangular pendants.


  • Title: Border
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: late 16th–early 17th century
  • Type: Border
  • Rights: Bequest of Richard Cranch Greenleaf in memory of his mother, Adeline Emma Greenleaf
  • Medium: Medium: linen Technique: embroidery on plain weave using rosette chain, chain, spaced satin, satin, stem, star, and overcasting stitches; needle lace (reticella)
  • Provenance: ex-collection: Camerino
  • Exhibitions: Cooper Union Museum: "The Greenleaf Collection, Textile Arts from the 16th to early 19th century," 22 Jan. – 9 May 1964, p. 13, no. 93.Cooper-Hewitt: "Embroidery," June 6 to Sept. 2, 1978.
  • Dimensions: H x W: 18.5 x 42.5 cm (7 5/16 x 16 3/4 in.)

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