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Prior to the early 18th century, embroidery products were mainly produced by professional craftsmen and used to decorate large-scale furnishings. This particular decorative fabric is made from plain weave muslin. The high variation in thickness of the warp and weft introduces an obvious horizontal ribbing effect. Baroque-style patterns are embroidered into the fabric, and the embroidery gives the overall piece a metallic effect, including a special type of silver-gilded coil, imbuing the item with a highly distinctive and conspicuous impact.

Details

  • Title: Embroidery with Baroque Design
  • Type: Textiles
  • Rights: All rights reserved
  • Medium: Silk, metal thread
  • Width: 38.5cm
  • Length: 68.5cm

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