Silk and silver thread: needle-loop embroidery, silvered paper
Overall: 24.4 x 17.6 cm (9 5/8 x 6 15/16 in.)
Gift of David Tremayne 1992.95
This needle-loop embroidery is distinguished by its exceptionally fine execution. Few other examples incorporate the variety of intricate diaper patterns seen here. Like most needle-loop embroideries, the phoenix is fragmentary. Rows of loops worked over pieces of gilded or silvered paper make needle-loop embroidery quite heavy. On the other hand, the ground fabrics upon which they were executed were usually lightweight silks. Unable to support the embroidery, they simply wore out over time.
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