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1500/1599

Museo de Artes y Costumbres Populares de Sevilla

Museo de Artes y Costumbres Populares de Sevilla

A decorative cloth in coarse homemade linen in a straw tone and embroidered with black thread. The decoration is at the ends of the shorter sides and consists of horizontal bands, a broader band in the centre with geometric lacework motifs and two narrower bands on each side with geometric motifs, framed by a narrow band with overlapping rosettes on the inside. Highly schematised carnations emerge from the inside and outside of the frame. Counted stitch embroidery uses cross-stitching, back-stitching and "tejidillo real".

Both the decoration and embroidery are typical of the area of Navalcán. This specimen is similar to the one published as number 98 in Seguras Lacomba's book on traditional Spanish embroidery (Bordados populares españoles).

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Details

  • Title: Cloth
  • Date Created: 1500/1599
  • Location: Navalcán, Toledo
  • Physical Dimensions: 152 x 45,5 cm
  • Type: Household fabrics
  • Medium: Counted thread embroidery

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