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Cope

18th century

The National Museum in Warsaw

The National Museum in Warsaw

One of the inspirations behind 18th century embroidery was nature: plants, flowers, fruit, even exotic animals, both faithfully rendered and fancifully transformed. Floral ornaments were the most widespread decoration of garments, including vestments. One example of this trend is this splendid cope made of a fabric embroidered with intertwining flower branches, with parrots and birds-of-paradise placed between them.

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  • Title: Cope
  • Date Created: 18th century
  • Location Created: Europe
  • Medium: linen embroidered with silk and metal thread

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