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Medium: Embroidery; cotton (154)
Celestial Musician
Central Asia, 14th century
1987.145CCCC0
Gray Morning
Evelyn Svec Ward (American, 1921-1989)
1967.201©
Embroidered Collar
America, 19th century
1914.1CCCC0
All Whites
Mariska Karasz (American, 1898-1960)
1954.287©
Woman's Dress
Greece, Dodecanese Islands, Tilos ?, 18th century
1933.439CCCC0
Head Veil
India, Lucknow, late 19th century
1952.189CCCC0
Bedspread
India, Goa, 17th-18th century
1969.295CCCC0
The Resurrection, from an Embroidered Altar Frontal:
Italy, Florence, 14th century
1929.904CCCC0
Sleeve (?)
Greece, Thrace, Sarakatsani People, 19th century
1937.18CCCC0
Sleeve
Greece, Dodecanese Islands, 18th century
1927.18CCCC0
Rumal (Handkerchief)
India, Punjab, Chamba, 18th century
1916.1208CCCC0
Fragment of Embroidered Cloth
England or Ireland, 18th century
1936.91CCCC0
Portion of a Flounce
Italy, 19th century
1950.143CCCC0
Towel End with Beaded Borders
Mexico, early 19th century
1945.81CCCC0
Embroidered Fragment
Greece, 18th century
1972.223CCCC0
Flounce
France, early 19th century
1936.69CCCC0
Sampler
England, 19th century
1943.113CCCC0
#17
Dorothy Ruddick (American, 1925-)
1992.364©
Collar
France or Switzerland, 19th century
1936.263CCCC0
Baby's Long Dress
France, 19th century
1943.447CCCC0
Sampler
Germany, late 19th century
1943.116CCCC0
Sampler
Netherlands, late 19th century
1943.98CCCC0
Strip
Denmark, late 19th century
1928.191CCCC0
Double Collar
America, 19th century
1939.58CCCC0
Table Cloth
Turkey, Late 18th- Early 19th century
1951.184CCCC0
Part of a Curtain (Two Widths)
Uzbekistan, Bukhara, 19th century
1918.20CCCC0
Chyrpy (cloak)
Uzbekistan, Bukhara, 19th century
1916.1468CCCC0
Sampler
Italy, 19th century
1942.533CCCC0
Embroidered Floral Panel
Queen Mary (British, 1867-1953)
1949.163©
Sampler
America, Pennsylvania Dutch, 19th century
1943.105CCCC0
Collar
France or Switzerland, 19th century
1944.281CCCC0
Kantha
India, Bengal, 19th century
1996.350CCCC0
Head Shawl (Phulkari)
India, Punjab, 19th century
1925.475CCCC0
Embroidered Floral Panel
Queen Mary (British, 1867-1953)
1949.162©
Untitled
Dorothy Ruddick (American, 1925-)
1996.203©
Shawl
India, Punjab, 19th century
1917.34CCCC0
Handkerchief
France, 19th century
1944.322CCCC0
Embroidered Handkerchief
Switzerland, 19th century
1945.79CCCC0
Bag
Turkey, 20th century
1957.6©
Stand Cover
France, 20th century
1968.155©
Tapis (Garment)
Indonesia, Sumatra, Lampung, 19th century
1983.215CCCC0
Fragment of a Shirt Front
Turkey, 19th century
1977.189CCCC0
Bag
Turkey
1957.7CCCC0
Pair of Political Party Molas (for front and back of a woman's blouse)
Panama, San Blas Islands, Cuna Indians, 20th century
2010.801©
Cap
Africa, Zanzibar, 20th century
1940.18©
Embroidered Collar
Madeira ?, late 19th century
1928.224CCCC0
Kantha (Ceremonial Quilt)
India, East Bengal, 19th century
1960.274CCCC0
Sampler
England, 19th century
1942.503CCCC0
Sampler
Norway, 19th century
1943.95CCCC0
Fragment of "Aleuj" Embroidery
Morocco, Fez, early 20th century
1930.139©
Fragment of "Aleuj" Embroidery
Morocco, Fez, 19th century
1933.422CCCC0
Skirt Panel (?)
India, Cutch, early 20th century
1925.510©
Rumal Decorated with Scenes of Krishna's Life
India, Himachal Pradesh, 18th century
1996.349CCCC0
Panel, Probably from a Curtain
Uzbekistan, Bukhara, 19th century
1918.19CCCC0
Sleeve
Greece, Dodecanese Islands, 18th century
1927.19CCCC0
Shawl
India, Kathiawar, 19th century
1916.1458CCCC0
Skirt Border and Sleeve
Greece, Dodecanese Islands, 18th century
1927.11CCCC0
Skirt Border
Greece, Dodecanese Islands, 18th century
1927.11.1CCCC0
Sleeve
Greece, Dodecanese Islands, 18th century
1927.11.2CCCC0
Embroidered Towel
Turkey, early 20th century
1916.1473©
Embroidered Pillow Case
Morocco, Salé, 19th century
1939.452CCCC0
Embroidered Towel (Peshkir)
Turkey, 19th century
1916.1262CCCC0
Fragment
India, Jaipur, 18th-19th century
1925.496CCCC0
Sampler
Morocco, Salé, 19th century
1929.842CCCC0
Border Fragment with Birds and Flowers
Peru, South Coast, Nasca style
1948.481CCCC0
Cushion or Divan Cover
Azerbaijan, 17th-18th century
1916.1310CCCC0
Cover
Algeria, early 20th century
1916.1314©
Collar
Madeira ?, 19th century
1928.223©
Embroidered Pillow Case
Morocco, Salé, 19th century
1939.451CCCC0
Fragment of a Tiraz
Iran or Iraq, Eastern Caliphate, Baghdad or Bishapur, Abbasid period during the caliphate of al-Muqtadir, AH 306-311
1932.21CCCC0
Border Fragment
Peru, South Coast, Nasca style
1948.478CCCC0
Shawl
India, Punjab, 19th century
1956.594CCCC0
Band for Edge of Mattress
Morocco, Fez, 18th-19th century
1920.1282CCCC0
Head Shawl ("Phulkari")
India, Punjab, 19th century
1940.595CCCC0
Blouse in Four Pieces
Philippines, 19th century
1943.380CCCC0
No image available
Philippines, 19th century
1943.380.aCCCC0
No image available
Philippines, 19th century
1943.380.bCCCC0
Blouse in Four Pieces (Sleeve)
Philippines, 19th century
1943.380.cCCCC0
No image available
Philippines, 19th century
1943.380.dCCCC0
Panel, Probably from a Curtain
Uzbekistan, Bukhara, 19th century
1918.27CCCC0
Embroidered Towel (Peshkir)
Turkey, 19th century
1956.682CCCC0
Embroidered Strip
India, 20th century
1916.1211©
Blouse
Spain, 17th century
1919.729CCCC0
Wedding Veil
Tajikistan, Tajik tribe, 19th century
1916.1235CCCC0
Embroidered Shawl
Turkey, 18th century
1916.1261CCCC0
Embroidered Towel (Peshkir)
Turkey, 19th century
1956.676CCCC0
Embroidered Towel (Havlu)
Turkey, 19th century
1916.1239CCCC0
Embroidered Strip
India, early 20th century
1916.1210©
Embroidered Towel
Turkey, mid 18th century
1956.681CCCC0
Part of a Woman's Dress
India, Cutch, 19th - early 20th century
1950.144CCCC0
Embroidered Towel
Turkey ?, 19th century
1956.686CCCC0
Embroidered Towel (Peshkir)
Turkey, 19th century
1956.685CCCC0
Embroidered Towel (Peshkir)
Turkey, 18th-19th century
1916.1249CCCC0
Embroidered Textile
Turkey, 18th-19th century
1916.1246CCCC0
Embroidered Fragment
Spain, Period of Isabella II (1833-1868), 19th Century
1919.791CCCC0
Ceremonial Dance Kilt
America, Native North American, Southwest, Pueblo (Hopi or Rio Grande), Post-Contact, Early Period
1928.232CCCC0
Handkerchief
Russia or France, Early 19th century
1936.732CCCC0
Embroidered Square
Turkey, 18th-19th century
1916.1290CCCC0
Embroidered Fragment
Spain, 18th-19th century
1919.788CCCC0
Altar Cloth
Italy ?, 19th century
1936.77CCCC0
Embroidered Fragment
Spain, 18th-19th century
1919.792CCCC0
Sampler
Morocco, 18th century
1929.831CCCC0
Embroidered Cover
India, 19th century
1916.1364CCCC0
Embroidered Towel (Peshkir)
Turkey, 19th century
1916.1265CCCC0
Embroidered Fragment
Turkey, 19th century
1940.590CCCC0
Dance of Rainbow Light
Wen Lihua (Chinese, b. 1974)
2012.81©
Dance of Rainbow Light
Wen Lihua (Chinese, b. 1974)
2012.81.a©
Dance of Rainbow Light
Wen Lihua (Chinese, b. 1974)
2012.81.b©
Dance of Rainbow Light
Wen Lihua (Chinese, b. 1974)
2012.81.c©
Dance of Rainbow Light
Wen Lihua (Chinese, b. 1974)
2012.81.d©
Sampler
Germany, Early 19th century
1923.901CCCC0
Embroidered Textile
Turkey ?, 18th century
1916.1306CCCC0
Embroidered Cover
Turkey, 19th century
1940.358CCCC0
Embroidered Sari
India, Patna, 19th - early 20th century
1916.1215CCCC0
Handkerchief
France, 19th century
1940.354CCCC0
Curtain or bedcover
Tajikistan, Ura Tube
1916.1311CCCC0
Embroidered Textile
Turkey, 18th-19th century
1916.1293CCCC0
Embroidered Divan Cover (?)
Turkey, 19th century
1916.1305CCCC0
Embroidered Cover (?)
Turkey, 18th-19th century
1916.1260CCCC0
Embroidered Towel (Havlu)
Turkey, 19th century
1956.678CCCC0
Embroidered Towel (Peshkir)
Turkey, 19th century
1956.675CCCC0
Sampler with Hebraic Inscription
America, 19th-early 20th century
1920.247CCCC0
Sampler
Italy, 19th century
1939.525CCCC0
Hanging (Phulkari work)
India, Punjab, Late 19th century
1942.367CCCC0
Handkerchief
Madeira, 19th century
1934.197CCCC0
Handkerchief
Madeira, 19th century
1927.24CCCC0
Embroidered border and field of animals in large roundels
Iraq, probably Baghdad, Seljuk period
1952.257CCCC0
Embroidered fragment with bird among vines
Iraq, Baghdad, Seljuq period
1950.533CCCC0
Skirt
China
1916.1354©
Suzani:divan cover
Uzbekistan, Bukhara, 1700s
1940.598CCCC0
Ceremonial or summer floor cover
Iran, Qajar period
1916.1313CCCC0
Wall Hanging
Uzbekistan, Bukhara or Shahr-i Sabz, 19th century
1940.602CCCC0
Woman's robe with crimson flora
Uzbekistan, Karakapak Republic, Khorezm
2016.50CCCC0
Embroidered cotton tiraz
Iraq, Baghdad, Abbasid period, reign of al-Qadir 991–1031
1974.188CCCC0
Ceremonial Manta
America, Native North American, Southwest, Pueblo, Post-Contact, Late Classic Period
1921.554CCCC0
Man's Shirt
America, Native North American, Southwest, Pueblo (Jemez?), Post-Contact, Early Period
1937.713©
Gold-Thread Embroidered Cover
Turkey, Ottoman period
1916.1288CCCC0
Suzani with floral sprays
Central Asia, South West Uzbekistan, Shakhrisyabz
2016.89CCCC0
Man's Shirt
America, Native North American, Southwest, Pueblo (Jemez?), Post-Contact, Modern Period
1937.905©
Cover with geometric design
Iran, Qajar period
1916.1303CCCC0
Man's Shirt
America, Native North American, Southwest, Pueblo (Jemez?), Post-Contact, Early Period
1937.769©
Woman's Blouse with a pair of Santa Claus Molas
Panama, San Blas Islands, Cuna Indians, 20th century
2010.800©
Woman's Blouse with a pair of Molas, a Boxer and Spirit-like Animals
Panama, San Blas Islands, Cuna Indians, 20th century
2010.799©
Woman’s Mantle (Chyrpy)
Central Asia, Turkmenistan, Tekke tribe, late 19th-early 20th century
2010.192CCCC0
Embroidery sampler
Morocco, Salé
1929.841CCCC0
Fragment with peacocks and inscription
Iraq, probably Baghdad, Seljuq period
1938.300CCCC0
No image available
France or Switzerland ?, 19th century
1936.288CCCC0
No image available
Germany, 19th century
1942.525CCCC0
No image available
Netherlands, late 18th century
1942.526CCCC0
Embroidery and Lace Collar
America, mid 19th century
1926.164CCCC0
No image available
France, early 19th century
1941.21.aCCCC0
No image available
France, early 19th century
1941.21.bCCCC0
No image available
France, early 19th century
1941.21.cCCCC0
No image available
Italy, Sicily, 19th century
1931.445.lCCCC0
No image available
Uzbekistan, Bukhara, 19th century
1916.1277CCCC0
No image available
Ireland, Limerick, 19th century
1938.264CCCC0
Family Secrets
Sheila Hicks (American, b. 1934)
1999.166©
No image available
Ireland, Limerick, 19th century
1943.379CCCC0
No image available
Spain, Ronda, late 19th century
1920.1286CCCC0
Title, DateArtist / CultureAccession numberMediumDimensionsCredit lineRights
Celestial Musician
Central Asia, 14th century
1987.145Embroidery; silk and gold thread over two layers of cottonOverall: 66.5 x 45 cm (26 3/16 x 17 11/16 in.)John L. Severance FundCCCC0
Chakla: Cloth used to Wrap Articles of Bride's Dowry, or as a Hanging
India, Kathiawar, 19th century
1916.1460Embroidery; cottonOverall: 76.2 x 75.6 cm (30 x 29 3/4 in.)Gift of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. WadeCCCC0
Gray Morning
Evelyn Svec Ward (American, 1921-1989)
1967.201Embroidery and appliqué: cotton, cotton chenille, synthetic threads, istle and sisal twine, istle netting, onion bag fragments, wool cloth and burlap on wool groundOverall: 81.3 x 94 cm (32 x 37 in.)Wishing Well Fund©
Embroidered Collar
America, 19th century
1914.1Embroidery and drawn work: cottonAverage: 54.6 x 41.9 cm (21 1/2 x 16 1/2 in.)Gift of Mrs. Olin Freeman TowerCCCC0
All Whites
Mariska Karasz (American, 1898-1960)
1954.287Embroidery: mohair, horsehair, wool, linen, and cotton on a natural groundAverage: 170.8 x 39.1 cm (67 1/4 x 15 3/8 in.)Gift of The Textile Arts Club©
Woman's Dress
Greece, Dodecanese Islands, Tilos ?, 18th century
1933.439Embroidery; silk and gold filé on cotton tabbyOverall: 117 x 133 cm (46 1/16 x 52 3/8 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Head Veil
India, Lucknow, late 19th century
1952.189Embroidery (chikan) and drawnwork; cottonOverall: 232.4 x 41.9 cm (91 1/2 x 16 1/2 in.)Gift of Mrs. Lewis H. CowlesCCCC0
Bedspread
India, Goa, 17th-18th century
1969.295Embroidery; silk on cottonOverall: 271.7 x 223.5 cm (106 15/16 x 88 in.)The Norweb CollectionCCCC0
The Resurrection, from an Embroidered Altar Frontal:
Italy, Florence, 14th century
1929.904Silk, gold and cotton thread, linen; raised work, embroidery: split, stem, and couching stitchesOverall: 28.9 x 41.9 cm (11 3/8 x 16 1/2 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Sleeve (?)
Greece, Thrace, Sarakatsani People, 19th century
1937.18Embroidery: silk on cotton tabby groundOverall: 35.3 x 54 cm (13 7/8 x 21 1/4 in.)Gift of Mrs. Charles William WasonCCCC0
Sleeve
Greece, Dodecanese Islands, 18th century
1927.18Embroidery: silk on cotton tabby groundOverall: 53.4 x 49 cm (21 x 19 5/16 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Rumal (Handkerchief)
India, Punjab, Chamba, 18th century
1916.1208Embroidery: silk on cotton tabby groundOverall: 62.2 x 63.5 cm (24 1/2 x 25 in.)Gift of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. WadeCCCC0
Fragment of Embroidered Cloth
England or Ireland, 18th century
1936.91Embroidery; cottonOverall: 86.4 x 113 cm (34 x 44 1/2 in.)The Frances McIntosh Sherwin CollectionCCCC0
Portion of a Flounce
Italy, 19th century
1950.143Embroidery; cottonOverall: 50.2 x 193.1 cm (19 3/4 x 76 in.)Gift of Henry Hunt ClarkCCCC0
Towel End with Beaded Borders
Mexico, early 19th century
1945.81Embroidery; cottonOverall: 47.2 x 42.9 cm (18 9/16 x 16 7/8 in.)Gift of Mrs. Nadine S. PopeCCCC0
Embroidered Fragment
Greece, 18th century
1972.223Embroidery; silk and gold filé on cotton tabbyOverall: 20.5 x 43.8 cm (8 1/16 x 17 1/4 in.)The Mary Spedding Milliken Memorial Collection, Gift of William Mathewson MillikenCCCC0
Flounce
France, early 19th century
1936.69Embroidery; cottonOverall: 43.2 x 326.4 cm (17 x 128 1/2 in.)The Frances McIntosh Sherwin CollectionCCCC0
Sampler
England, 19th century
1943.113Embroidery; cotton on cottonOverall: 30.5 x 26.1 cm (12 x 10 1/4 in.)Gift of George W. BierceCCCC0
#17
Dorothy Ruddick (American, 1925-)
1992.364Embroidery: cotton, linen, silk and wool on linenOverall: 33 x 35.6 x 4.5 cm (13 x 14 x 1 3/4 in.)Gift of Mildred Constantine©
Collar
France or Switzerland, 19th century
1936.263Embroidery; cottonOverall: 55.9 x 6.7 cm (22 x 2 5/8 in.)The Frances McIntosh Sherwin CollectionCCCC0
Baby's Long Dress
France, 19th century
1943.447Embroidery; cotton on cottonOverall: 95.3 x 20.2 cm (37 1/2 x 7 15/16 in.)Gift of Mrs. John Sherwin, Jr.CCCC0
Sampler
Germany, late 19th century
1943.116Embroidery; silk and cotton on cottonOverall: 31.5 x 34.6 cm (12 3/8 x 13 5/8 in.)Gift of George W. BierceCCCC0
Sampler
Netherlands, late 19th century
1943.98Embroidery; silk on cottonOverall: 48.6 x 41.3 cm (19 1/8 x 16 1/4 in.)Gift of George W. BierceCCCC0
Strip
Denmark, late 19th century
1928.191Embroidery; cotton on linenOverall: 25.4 x 36.2 cm (10 x 14 1/4 in.)Gift of Katherine KingCCCC0
Double Collar
America, 19th century
1939.58Embroidery; cotton mullOverall: 54 x 81.3 cm (21 1/4 x 32 in.)Gift of Mrs. Charles B. GleasonCCCC0
Table Cloth
Turkey, Late 18th- Early 19th century
1951.184Metallic embroidery on cottonOverall: 103.5 x 104.8 cm (40 3/4 x 41 1/4 in.)Gift of Dr. and Mrs. J. MartinCCCC0
Part of a Curtain (Two Widths)
Uzbekistan, Bukhara, 19th century
1918.20Silk embroidery on cottonAverage: 231.1 x 73.7 cm (91 x 29 in.)Gift of J. H. WadeCCCC0
Chyrpy (cloak)
Uzbekistan, Bukhara, 19th century
1916.1468Embroidery; silk on cottonOverall: 112.4 x 58.4 cm (44 1/4 x 23 in.)Gift of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. WadeCCCC0
Sampler
Italy, 19th century
1942.533Embroidery; silk on cottonOverall: 73.7 x 73.7 cm (29 x 29 in.)The Mary Pack McNairy Collection, Gift of Gladys McNairy White and Elisabeth McNairy Monroe in memory of their motherCCCC0
Embroidered Floral Panel
Queen Mary (British, 1867-1953)
1949.163Embroidery; wool on cottonOverall: 58.5 x 58.5 cm (23 1/16 x 23 1/16 in.)Gift of Mrs. Edward S. Harkness in memory of Mrs. Stephen V. Harkness©
Sampler
America, Pennsylvania Dutch, 19th century
1943.105Embroidery; cotton on linenAverage: 32.7 x 24.2 cm (12 7/8 x 9 1/2 in.)Gift of George W. BierceCCCC0
Collar
France or Switzerland, 19th century
1944.281Embroidery; cotton on linenOverall: 87.6 x 8.9 cm (34 1/2 x 3 1/2 in.)Gift of Mrs. Martha H. JenningsCCCC0
Kantha
India, Bengal, 19th century
1996.350Embroidery and quilting, cottonOverall: 224.2 x 134.6 cm (88 1/4 x 53 in.)Gift of William E. Ward in memory of his wife, Evelyn Svec WardCCCC0
Head Shawl (Phulkari)
India, Punjab, 19th century
1925.475Embroidery; silk on cottonOverall: 116.8 x 264.2 cm (46 x 104 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Embroidered Floral Panel
Queen Mary (British, 1867-1953)
1949.162Embroidery; wool on cottonOverall: 45.8 x 40.7 cm (18 1/16 x 16 in.)Gift of Mrs. Edward S. Harkness in memory of Mrs. Stephen V. Harkness©
Untitled
Dorothy Ruddick (American, 1925-)
1996.203Needle weaving, couched embroidery, painting, and drawing: cotton thread, india ink, and gesso on linenOverall: 28 x 35.3 x 2.3 cm (11 x 13 7/8 x 7/8 in.)Gift of Mildred Constantine©
Shawl
India, Punjab, 19th century
1917.34Embroidery (phulkari); cottonOverall: 265.4 x 152.4 cm (104 1/2 x 60 in.)Gift of Mrs. James J. TracyCCCC0
Handkerchief
France, 19th century
1944.322Embroidery; cotton on linenOverall: 45.7 x 43.2 cm (18 x 17 in.)Gift of Adaline R. BarstowCCCC0
Embroidered Handkerchief
Switzerland, 19th century
1945.79Embroidery; cotton on linenAverage: 41.3 x 41.3 cm (16 1/4 x 16 1/4 in.)Gift of Mary C. MathewsCCCC0
Bag
Turkey, 20th century
1957.6Silk embroidery on cottonOverall: 28.3 x 18.4 cm (11 1/8 x 7 1/4 in.)The Harold T. Clark Educational Extension Fund©
Stand Cover
France, 20th century
1968.155Cotton, linen, embroidery, laceOverall: 64.8 x 55.3 cm (25 1/2 x 21 3/4 in.)Gift of Mrs. F. E. Norris©
Tapis (Garment)
Indonesia, Sumatra, Lampung, 19th century
1983.215Tabby weave, warp ikat; cotton / embroidery; silkOverall: 130.2 x 117.8 cm (51 1/4 x 46 3/8 in.)Dudley P. Allen FundCCCC0
Fragment of a Shirt Front
Turkey, 19th century
1977.189Metal thread embroidery on cotton(?)Overall: 54 x 38.5 cm (21 1/4 x 15 3/16 in.)Gift of Mrs. Henry S. RobinsonCCCC0
Bag
Turkey
1957.7Silk embroidery on cottonOverall: 19.7 x 32.1 cm (7 3/4 x 12 5/8 in.)The Harold T. Clark Educational Extension FundCCCC0
Pair of Political Party Molas (for front and back of a woman's blouse)
Panama, San Blas Islands, Cuna Indians, 20th century
2010.801Appliqué, replique, embroidery; cotton;Overall: 67.3 x 44.5 cm (26 1/2 x 17 1/2 in.)Gift of Jeanne Marie Stumpf, Ph.D.©
Cap
Africa, Zanzibar, 20th century
1940.18Cotton on cotton; tabby weave machine quilting and eyelet embroideryOverall: 11.4 x 16.5 x 16.5 cm (4 1/2 x 6 1/2 x 6 1/2 in.)Gift of Mrs. Lyman H. Treadway©
Embroidered Collar
Madeira ?, late 19th century
1928.224Linen embroidery on cotton groundOverall: 17 x 32 cm (6 11/16 x 12 5/8 in.)Gift of Mrs. Charlotte C. ClarkCCCC0
Kantha (Ceremonial Quilt)
India, East Bengal, 19th century
1960.274Embroidery: cotton thread on cotton tabby groundOverall: 184.8 x 118.7 cm (72 3/4 x 46 3/4 in.)Gift of The Textile Arts ClubCCCC0
Sampler
England, 19th century
1942.503Embroidery; cotton and silk on linenOverall: 40 x 38.8 cm (15 3/4 x 15 1/4 in.)The Mary Pack McNairy CollectionCCCC0
Sampler
Norway, 19th century
1943.95Embroidery; silk and cotton on linenAverage: 24.1 x 22.3 cm (9 1/2 x 8 3/4 in.)Gift of George W. BierceCCCC0
Fragment of "Aleuj" Embroidery
Morocco, Fez, early 20th century
1930.139Embroidery: silk on cotton tabby groundAverage: 35.6 x 44.5 cm (14 x 17 1/2 in.)Gift of Mrs. John W. Seaver©
Fragment of "Aleuj" Embroidery
Morocco, Fez, 19th century
1933.422Embroidery: silk on cotton tabby groundAverage: 45.1 x 22.9 cm (17 3/4 x 9 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Skirt Panel (?)
India, Cutch, early 20th century
1925.510Embroidery: silk on cotton tabby groundOverall: 72.4 x 85.1 cm (28 1/2 x 33 1/2 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund©
Rumal Decorated with Scenes of Krishna's Life
India, Himachal Pradesh, 18th century
1996.349Embroidery, silk, and silver wire on cottonOverall: 65.4 x 111.8 cm (25 3/4 x 44 in.)Gift of William E. Ward in memory of his wife, Evelyn Svec WardCCCC0
Panel, Probably from a Curtain
Uzbekistan, Bukhara, 19th century
1918.19Embroidery: silk on cotton tabby groundAverage: 181.6 x 50.2 cm (71 1/2 x 19 3/4 in.)Gift of J. H. WadeCCCC0
Sleeve
Greece, Dodecanese Islands, 18th century
1927.19Embroidery: silk on cotton tabby groundOverall: 51.5 x 27.3 cm (20 1/4 x 10 3/4 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Shawl
India, Kathiawar, 19th century
1916.1458Embroidery: silk on cotton tabby groundOverall: 104.1 x 76.2 cm (41 x 30 in.)Gift of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. WadeCCCC0
Skirt Border and Sleeve
Greece, Dodecanese Islands, 18th century
1927.11Embroidery: silk on cotton tabby groundPurchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Skirt Border
Greece, Dodecanese Islands, 18th century
1927.11.1Embroidery: silk on cotton tabby groundOverall: 48.9 x 150.5 cm (19 1/4 x 59 1/4 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Sleeve
Greece, Dodecanese Islands, 18th century
1927.11.2Embroidery: silk on cotton tabby groundOverall: 55.3 x 24.2 cm (21 3/4 x 9 1/2 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Embroidered Towel
Turkey, early 20th century
1916.1473Embroidery: silk on cotton tabby groundAverage: 178.4 x 44.5 cm (70 1/4 x 17 1/2 in.)Gift of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Wade©
Embroidered Pillow Case
Morocco, Salé, 19th century
1939.452Embroidery: silk on cotton tabby groundAverage: 54 x 39.4 cm (21 1/4 x 15 1/2 in.)Gift of Mrs. Morris A. BlackCCCC0
Embroidered Towel (Peshkir)
Turkey, 19th century
1916.1262Embroidery: silk on cotton tabby groundOverall: 121 x 63.5 cm (47 5/8 x 25 in.)Gift of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. WadeCCCC0
Fragment
India, Jaipur, 18th-19th century
1925.496Embroidery: silk on cotton tabby groundOverall: 14.6 x 3.8 cm (5 3/4 x 1 1/2 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Sampler
Morocco, Salé, 19th century
1929.842Embroidery: silk on cotton tabby groundOverall: 104.1 x 81.3 cm (41 x 32 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Border Fragment with Birds and Flowers
Peru, South Coast, Nasca style
1948.481Embroidery of polychrome wools on cotton foundationOverall: 5.7 x 8.3 cm (2 1/4 x 3 1/4 in.)Gift of John WiseCCCC0
Cushion or Divan Cover
Azerbaijan, 17th-18th century
1916.1310Embroidery: silk on cotton tabby groundOverall: 113.4 x 63.6 cm (44 5/8 x 25 1/16 in.)Gift of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. WadeCCCC0
Cover
Algeria, early 20th century
1916.1314Embroidery: silk on cotton tabby groundOverall: 122.6 x 85.1 cm (48 1/4 x 33 1/2 in.)Gift of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Wade©
Collar
Madeira ?, 19th century
1928.223Plain weave linen? or cotton? with embroideryOverall: 30 x 49.5 cm (11 13/16 x 19 1/2 in.)Gift of Mrs. Charlotte C. Clark©
Embroidered Pillow Case
Morocco, Salé, 19th century
1939.451Embroidery: silk on cotton tabby groundAverage: 86.4 x 45.1 cm (34 x 17 3/4 in.)Gift of Selma V. SullivanCCCC0
Fragment of a Tiraz
Iran or Iraq, Eastern Caliphate, Baghdad or Bishapur, Abbasid period during the caliphate of al-Muqtadir, AH 306-311
1932.21Embroidery: silk on cotton tabby groundOverall: 20.8 x 48.2 cm (8 3/16 x 19 in.)Gift of George D. PrattCCCC0
Border Fragment
Peru, South Coast, Nasca style
1948.478Embroidery in polychrome wools on cotton foundationAverage: 6.4 x 6.4 cm (2 1/2 x 2 1/2 in.)Gift of John WiseCCCC0
Shawl
India, Punjab, 19th century
1956.594Embroidery (phulkari); silk on cotton groundOverall: 231 x 118.8 cm (90 15/16 x 46 3/4 in.)Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Walter UpsonCCCC0
Band for Edge of Mattress
Morocco, Fez, 18th-19th century
1920.1282Embroidery: silk on cotton tabby groundAverage: 29.2 x 13.7 cm (11 1/2 x 5 3/8 in.)Gift of Myrta Leonora JonesCCCC0
Head Shawl ("Phulkari")
India, Punjab, 19th century
1940.595Embroidery: silk on cotton tabby groundOverall: 273.7 x 136.5 cm (107 3/4 x 53 3/4 in.)Bequest of James ParmeleeCCCC0
Blouse in Four Pieces
Philippines, 19th century
1943.380Embroidery in white cotton on piña clothOverall: 93 x 52.1 cm (36 5/8 x 20 1/2 in.)Gift of Mrs. O. E. KelseyCCCC0
No image available
Philippines, 19th century
1943.380.aEmbroidery in white cotton on piña clothOverall: 93 x 52.1 cm (36 5/8 x 20 1/2 in.)Gift of Mrs. O. E. KelseyCCCC0
No image available
Philippines, 19th century
1943.380.bEmbroidery in white cotton on piña clothOverall: 45.1 x 90.5 cm (17 3/4 x 35 5/8 in.)Gift of Mrs. O. E. KelseyCCCC0
Blouse in Four Pieces (Sleeve)
Philippines, 19th century
1943.380.cEmbroidery in white cotton on piña clothOverall: 45.8 x 92.1 cm (18 1/16 x 36 1/4 in.)Gift of Mrs. O. E. KelseyCCCC0
No image available
Philippines, 19th century
1943.380.dEmbroidery in white cotton on piña clothOverall: 73.7 x 73 cm (29 x 28 3/4 in.)Gift of Mrs. O. E. KelseyCCCC0
Panel, Probably from a Curtain
Uzbekistan, Bukhara, 19th century
1918.27Embroidery: silk on cotton tabby groundAverage: 51.1 x 176.5 cm (20 1/8 x 69 1/2 in.)Gift of J. H. WadeCCCC0
Embroidered Towel (Peshkir)
Turkey, 19th century
1956.682Embroidery; silk and gold filé on cotton tabbyAverage: 81.2 x 43.5 cm (31 15/16 x 17 1/8 in.)Harold North Fowler CollectionCCCC0
Embroidered Strip
India, 20th century
1916.1211Embroidery; cotton, metal and silk thread, sequinsOverall: 83.8 x 25.4 cm (33 x 10 in.)Gift of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Wade©
Blouse
Spain, 17th century
1919.729Plain weave cotton? or linen? wtih embroideryOverall: 50 x 178 cm (19 11/16 x 70 1/16 in.)Gift of Myrta Leonora JonesCCCC0
Wedding Veil
Tajikistan, Tajik tribe, 19th century
1916.1235Silk, cotton, embroideryAverage: 76.2 x 75.6 cm (30 x 29 3/4 in.)Gift of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. WadeCCCC0
Embroidered Shawl
Turkey, 18th century
1916.1261Embroidery: silk on cotton and silk net groundOverall: 170 x 85 cm (66 15/16 x 33 7/16 in.)Gift of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. WadeCCCC0
Embroidered Towel (Peshkir)
Turkey, 19th century
1956.676Embroidery: silk and metal strips on cotton tabby groundAverage: 78.8 x 43.5 cm (31 x 17 1/8 in.)Harold North Fowler CollectionCCCC0
Embroidered Towel (Havlu)
Turkey, 19th century
1916.1239Embroidery: silk and metallic threads on cotton tabby groundAverage: 151.1 x 86.4 cm (59 1/2 x 34 in.)Gift of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. WadeCCCC0
Embroidered Strip
India, early 20th century
1916.1210Embroidery; cotton, metal and silk thread, sequinsOverall: 79.4 x 29.2 cm (31 1/4 x 11 1/2 in.)Gift of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Wade©
Embroidered Towel
Turkey, mid 18th century
1956.681Embroidery; silk and gold filé on cotton tabbyAverage: 104.8 x 54.2 cm (41 1/4 x 21 5/16 in.)Harold North Fowler CollectionCCCC0
Part of a Woman's Dress
India, Cutch, 19th - early 20th century
1950.144Embroidery; silk and metal on silk ground, cotton backingOverall: 84.5 x 108.5 cm (33 1/4 x 42 11/16 in.)Gift of Elsa Vick ShawCCCC0
Embroidered Towel
Turkey ?, 19th century
1956.686Embroidery; silk and gold filé on cotton tabbyAverage: 35.6 x 77.8 cm (14 x 30 5/8 in.)Harold North Fowler CollectionCCCC0
Embroidered Towel (Peshkir)
Turkey, 19th century
1956.685Embroidery; silk and gold filé on cotton tabbyAverage: 102.9 x 54 cm (40 1/2 x 21 1/4 in.)Harold North Fowler CollectionCCCC0
Embroidered Towel (Peshkir)
Turkey, 18th-19th century
1916.1249Embroidery: silk and metal on cotton tabby groundAverage: 116.2 x 68.6 cm (45 3/4 x 27 in.)Gift of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. WadeCCCC0
Embroidered Textile
Turkey, 18th-19th century
1916.1246Embroidery: silk and metallic threads on wool ground, cotton backingAverage: 124.5 x 93 cm (49 x 36 5/8 in.)Gift of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. WadeCCCC0
Embroidered Fragment
Spain, Period of Isabella II (1833-1868), 19th Century
1919.791Embroidered cottonAverage: 11.5 x 21 cm (4 1/2 x 8 1/4 in.)Gift of Myrta Leonora JonesCCCC0
Ceremonial Dance Kilt
America, Native North American, Southwest, Pueblo (Hopi or Rio Grande), Post-Contact, Early Period
1928.232Warp face plain weave handspun cotton with embroidery: wool (handspun)Overall: 56 x 123 cm (22 1/16 x 48 7/16 in.)Educational Purchase FundCCCC0
Handkerchief
Russia or France, Early 19th century
1936.732Embroidered cottonOverall: 66 x 71.8 cm (26 x 28 1/4 in.)Gift of R. Livingston Ireland, Jr. in memory of his mother, Mrs. P. W. HarveyCCCC0
Embroidered Square
Turkey, 18th-19th century
1916.1290Embroidery: gold filé laid over cotton thread, couched at edges by cotton, on silk groundAverage: 94.6 x 98.5 cm (37 1/4 x 38 3/4 in.)Gift of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. WadeCCCC0
Embroidered Fragment
Spain, 18th-19th century
1919.788Embroidered cottonAverage: 12.8 x 14.6 cm (5 1/16 x 5 3/4 in.)Gift of Myrta Leonora JonesCCCC0
Altar Cloth
Italy ?, 19th century
1936.77Embroidered cottonOverall: 35.6 x 291.7 cm (14 x 114 13/16 in.)The Frances McIntosh Sherwin CollectionCCCC0
Embroidered Fragment
Spain, 18th-19th century
1919.792Embroidered cottonAverage: 23.5 x 21.3 cm (9 1/4 x 8 3/8 in.)Gift of Myrta Leonora JonesCCCC0
Sampler
Morocco, 18th century
1929.831Embroidered cottonOverall: 58.4 x 59.1 cm (23 x 23 1/4 in.)Educational Purchase FundCCCC0
Embroidered Cover
India, 19th century
1916.1364Embroidery: silk, metal, and cotton thread on cotton ground; silk edging and velvet appliquéOverall: 125 x 88 cm (49 3/16 x 34 5/8 in.)Gift of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. WadeCCCC0
Embroidered Towel (Peshkir)
Turkey, 19th century
1916.1265Embroidery: silk and gold and silver filé on cotton tabby groundOverall: 127 x 71 cm (50 x 27 15/16 in.)Gift of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. WadeCCCC0
Embroidered Fragment
Turkey, 19th century
1940.590Embroidery: silk and metal filé on silk velvet ground; cotton backingAverage: 26.1 x 25.7 cm (10 1/4 x 10 1/8 in.)Bequest of James ParmeleeCCCC0
Dance of Rainbow Light
Wen Lihua (Chinese, b. 1974)
2012.81Embroidery; mercerized cotton; four panelsEach panel: 119.9 x 88.9 cm (47 3/16 x 35 in.)Gift of The Textile Art Alliance©
Dance of Rainbow Light
Wen Lihua (Chinese, b. 1974)
2012.81.aEmbroidery; mercerized cotton; one of four panelsFramed: 123.2 x 103.3 cm (48 1/2 x 40 11/16 in.); Each panel: 119.8 x 100.3 cm (47 3/16 x 39 1/2 in.)Gift of The Textile Art Alliance©
Dance of Rainbow Light
Wen Lihua (Chinese, b. 1974)
2012.81.bEmbroidery; mercerized cotton; one of four panelsEach panel: 119.8 x 100.3 cm (47 3/16 x 39 1/2 in.)Gift of The Textile Art Alliance©
Dance of Rainbow Light
Wen Lihua (Chinese, b. 1974)
2012.81.cEmbroidery; mercerized cotton; one of four panelsEach panel: 119.8 x 100.3 cm (47 3/16 x 39 1/2 in.)Gift of The Textile Art Alliance©
Dance of Rainbow Light
Wen Lihua (Chinese, b. 1974)
2012.81.dEmbroidery; mercerized cotton; one of four panelsEach panel: 119.8 x 100.3 cm (47 3/16 x 39 1/2 in.)Gift of The Textile Art Alliance©
Sampler
Germany, Early 19th century
1923.901Embroidered cottonOverall: 34 x 36.5 cm (13 3/8 x 14 3/8 in.)Educational Purchase FundCCCC0
Embroidered Textile
Turkey ?, 18th century
1916.1306Embroidery: silk, and gold and silver filé on silk ground; cotton backingAverage: 113.7 x 89.5 cm (44 3/4 x 35 1/4 in.)Gift of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. WadeCCCC0
Embroidered Cover
Turkey, 19th century
1940.358Embroidery: gold filé, twisted around silk core, on cotton tabby groundOverall: 114 x 111 cm (44 7/8 x 43 11/16 in.)Gift of Mrs. Chester C. BoltonCCCC0
Embroidered Sari
India, Patna, 19th - early 20th century
1916.1215Embroidery; silk and metal thread and sequins on cotton tabby groundOverall: 197.5 x 122 cm (77 3/4 x 48 1/16 in.)Gift of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. WadeCCCC0
Handkerchief
France, 19th century
1940.354Embroidered cotton, bobbin laceOverall: 47 x 48.6 cm (18 1/2 x 19 1/8 in.)Gift of Leonard C. Hanna, Jr.CCCC0
Curtain or bedcover
Tajikistan, Ura Tube
1916.1311Plain weave: cotton; embroidery: silkAverage: 216.5 x 188.6 cm (85 1/4 x 74 1/4 in.)Gift of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. WadeCCCC0
Embroidered Textile
Turkey, 18th-19th century
1916.1293Embroidery: gold filé around silk core laid over cotton, couched at edges in silk, and sequins on silk groundAverage: 47.6 x 55.3 cm (18 3/4 x 21 3/4 in.)Gift of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. WadeCCCC0
Embroidered Divan Cover (?)
Turkey, 19th century
1916.1305Embroidery: silk, and metal filé twisted around silk core, couched with silk, on velvet ground; cotton backingAverage: 163.8 x 108.6 cm (64 1/2 x 42 3/4 in.)Gift of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. WadeCCCC0
Embroidered Cover (?)
Turkey, 18th-19th century
1916.1260Embroidery: silver filé and gold strips over cotton thread, couched at edges by silk, on silk groundAverage: 128.9 x 74.3 cm (50 3/4 x 29 1/4 in.)Gift of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. WadeCCCC0
Embroidered Towel (Havlu)
Turkey, 19th century
1956.678Embroidery: silk, gold and silver filé, and gold strip pushed through silk, bent and pressed into place, on cotton tabby groundAverage: 150.9 x 68.6 cm (59 7/16 x 27 in.)Harold North Fowler CollectionCCCC0
Embroidered Towel (Peshkir)
Turkey, 19th century
1956.675Embroidery: silk threads and metal strip pushed through fabric, bend and pressed on cotton tabby groundAverage: 86.7 x 43.2 cm (34 1/8 x 17 in.)Harold North Fowler CollectionCCCC0
Sampler with Hebraic Inscription
America, 19th-early 20th century
1920.247Embroidered linen or cottonAverage: 36.2 x 36.9 cm (14 1/4 x 14 1/2 in.)Gift of Robert MosesCCCC0
Sampler
Italy, 19th century
1939.525Embroidered linen or cottonOverall: 44.5 x 45.8 cm (17 1/2 x 18 1/16 in.)Gift of Mrs. Ezra BrudnoCCCC0
Hanging (Phulkari work)
India, Punjab, Late 19th century
1942.367Embroidered silk on cottonOverall: 254 x 147.3 cm (100 x 58 in.)Gift of Mrs. J. Livingstone TaylorCCCC0
Handkerchief
Madeira, 19th century
1934.197Plain weave cotton? with cotton? embroideryAverage: 45.8 x 41.3 cm (18 1/16 x 16 1/4 in.)Gift of Isabel Jane CrawfordCCCC0
Handkerchief
Madeira, 19th century
1927.24Plain weave cotton? with cotton? embroideryAverage: 34.9 x 34.9 cm (13 3/4 x 13 3/4 in.)Gift of Mrs. James A. KingCCCC0
Embroidered border and field of animals in large roundels
Iraq, probably Baghdad, Seljuk period
1952.257Plain weave: silk warp and cotton weft (mulham); embroidery, couched, split, running, and outline stitches: silk and gold threadOverall: 40 x 26 cm (15 3/4 x 10 1/4 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Embroidered fragment with bird among vines
Iraq, Baghdad, Seljuq period
1950.533Plain weave: silk warp and cotton weft (mulham); embroidery, couched and split stitches: silk and metallic threadOverall: 7.3 x 21.6 cm (2 7/8 x 8 1/2 in.)John L. Severance FundCCCC0
Skirt
China
1916.1354Silk and cotton with embroideryOverall: 197 x 104.2 cm (77 9/16 x 41 in.)Gift of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Wade©
Suzani:divan cover
Uzbekistan, Bukhara, 1700s
1940.598Plain weave: cotton; embroidery: silkAverage: 166.4 x 101.6 cm (65 1/2 x 40 in.)Bequest of James ParmeleeCCCC0
Ceremonial or summer floor cover
Iran, Qajar period
1916.1313Plain weave: cotton; embroidery: silkOverall: 175.2 x 118.1 cm (69 x 46 1/2 in.)Gift of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. WadeCCCC0
Wall Hanging
Uzbekistan, Bukhara or Shahr-i Sabz, 19th century
1940.602Silk, cotton; plain weave, embroidery, tambour chain stitchAverage: 248.5 x 161.3 cm (97 13/16 x 63 1/2 in.)Bequest of James ParmeleeCCCC0
Woman's robe with crimson flora
Uzbekistan, Karakapak Republic, Khorezm
2016.50Plain weave: cotton (hand-spun, indigo dyed), embroidery: silk, cotton; tablet-woven (edges)Neck edge to hem: 119.4 cm (47 in.); width across shoulders: 158.1 cm (62 1/4 in.)Gift of Arlene C. CooperCCCC0
Bed cover with floral medallion pattern
India, Deccan
1916.1359Plain weave, quilted: cotton; embroidery, couched laid work: silk and gilt-metal threadOverall: 251.5 x 330.2 cm (99 x 130 in.)Gift of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. WadeCCCC0
Woman's trouser fabric
Iran
1916.1307Embroidery, outline stitch: silk on cottonOverall: 65.1 x 50.5 cm (25 5/8 x 19 7/8 in.)Gift of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. WadeCCCC0
Embroidered cotton tiraz
Iraq, Baghdad, Abbasid period, reign of al-Qadir 991–1031
1974.188Plain weave: cotton; embroidery, chain and self-couching stitches: silkOverall: 17 x 53 cm (6 11/16 x 20 7/8 in.)Gift of Ruth Blumka in memory of Leopold BlumkaCCCC0
Ceremonial Manta
America, Native North American, Southwest, Pueblo, Post-Contact, Late Classic Period
1921.554Plain weave with embroidery: cotton and wool (handspun, Gernamtown, and bayeta)Overall: 124 x 165 cm (48 13/16 x 64 15/16 in.)Gift of J. H. WadeCCCC0
Man's Shirt
America, Native North American, Southwest, Pueblo (Jemez?), Post-Contact, Early Period
1937.713Commercial plain weave cotton sack cloth with wool embroidery: wool (Germantown)Overall: 66 x 152.4 cm (26 x 60 in.)Gift of Amelia Elizabeth White©
Royal Tent Made for Muhammad Shah (ruled 1834-48)
Iran, Rasht, Qajar period
2014.388Interior: wool: plain weave, inlaid work; silk: embroidery, chain stitch; tape, leather Exterior: cotton, wool: plain weave; rope, iron ringOverall: 360 x 400 cm (141 3/4 x 157 1/2 in.); Panel: 165 cm (64 15/16 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Gold-Thread Embroidered Cover
Turkey, Ottoman period
1916.1288Silk, gilt-metal, silver-metal, paper, cotton padding; satin weave, embroideryAverage: 194.3 x 157.5 cm (76 1/2 x 62 in.)Gift of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. WadeCCCC0
Suzani with floral sprays
Central Asia, South West Uzbekistan, Shakhrisyabz
2016.89Plain weave: cotton, 6 strips; embroidery: silk Filling stitch: kanda xajol, occasionally bosma, outlining stitch: ilmoqOverall: 227.3 x 177.8 cm (89 1/2 x 70 in.)Gift of John and Fausta Eskenazi in honor of Louise W. Mackie and in celebration of the museum’s centennialCCCC0
Man's Shirt
America, Native North American, Southwest, Pueblo (Jemez?), Post-Contact, Modern Period
1937.905Weft face plain weave cotton (handwoven) wtih embroidery: wool (Germantown)Overall: 74 x 162 cm (29 1/8 x 63 3/4 in.)Gift of Amelia Elizabeth White©
Cover with geometric design
Iran, Qajar period
1916.1303Plain weave: cotton; embroidery, surface darning and running stitch: silkOverall: 100.6 x 101.9 cm (39 5/8 x 40 1/8 in.)Gift of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. WadeCCCC0
Man's Shirt
America, Native North American, Southwest, Pueblo (Jemez?), Post-Contact, Early Period
1937.769Commercial plain weave cotton sack cloth with embroidery: wool (Germantown)Overall: 81 x 142.2 cm (31 7/8 x 56 in.)Gift of Amelia Elizabeth White©
Woman's Blouse with a pair of Santa Claus Molas
Panama, San Blas Islands, Cuna Indians, 20th century
2010.800Mola: Appliqué, replique, embroidery; cotton; Blouse: printed, synthetic clothOverall: 62.2 x 92.7 cm (24 1/2 x 36 1/2 in.)Gift of Jeanne Marie Stumpf, Ph.D.©
Woman's Blouse with a pair of Molas, a Boxer and Spirit-like Animals
Panama, San Blas Islands, Cuna Indians, 20th century
2010.799Mola: appliqué, replique, embroidery; cotton; Blouse: printed, synthetic clothOverall: 64.2 x 89.5 cm (25 1/4 x 35 1/4 in.)Gift of Jeanne Marie Stumpf, Ph.D.©
Woman’s Mantle (Chyrpy)
Central Asia, Turkmenistan, Tekke tribe, late 19th-early 20th century
2010.192Exterior: silk; plain weave; embroidery: chain stitch Trim: silk; tablet-woven with fringe Lining: cotton; plain weave, block printedOverall: 119.4 x 75 cm (47 x 29 1/2 in.)Gift of E.B. and Joan C. LongCCCC0
Embroidery sampler
Morocco, Salé
1929.841Plain weave: cotton; embroidery, reversible cross-stitch: silkAverage: 81.9 x 79.4 cm (32 1/4 x 31 1/4 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Fragment with peacocks and inscription
Iraq, probably Baghdad, Seljuq period
1938.300Plain weave: silk warp and cotton weft (mulham); embroidery, couched and split stitches: silk, gilt and silver threadOverall: 31.5 x 40.5 cm (12 3/8 x 15 15/16 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
No image available
France or Switzerland ?, 19th century
1936.288Embroidery; cottonOverall: 11.4 x 52.1 cm (4 1/2 x 20 1/2 in.)The Frances McIntosh Sherwin CollectionCCCC0
No image available
Germany, 19th century
1942.525Embroidery; cotton on cottonOverall: 59.1 x 55.3 cm (23 1/4 x 21 3/4 in.)The Mary Pack McNairy Collection, Gift of Gladys McNairy White and Elisabeth McNairy Monroe in memory of their motherCCCC0
Embroidered envelope with closures
Turkey
1916.1294Satin weave: silk; embroidery, couched stitches: gilt-metal thread and cottonAverage: 91.5 x 95.9 cm (36 x 37 3/4 in.)Gift of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. WadeCCCC0
No image available
Netherlands, late 18th century
1942.526Embroidery; silk on cottonOverall: 49.5 x 49 cm (19 1/2 x 19 5/16 in.)The Mary Pack McNairy Collection, Gift of Gladys McNairy White and Elisabeth McNairy Monroe in memory of their motherCCCC0
Embroidery and Lace Collar
America, mid 19th century
1926.164Lace: embroidery on machine-made cotton net, edged with bobbin lace and silk ribbonsAverage: 363.3 x 31.2 cm (143 1/16 x 12 5/16 in.)Gift of Florence M. KimberlyCCCC0
No image available
France, early 19th century
1941.21Cotton embroidery on cotton hexagonal meshAverage: 209.6 x 241.3 cm (82 1/2 x 95 in.)Gift of Mrs. Edward S. Harkness, Twenty-fifth Anniversary GiftCCCC0
No image available
France, early 19th century
1941.21.aCotton embroidery on cotton hexagonal meshAverage: 209.6 x 241.3 cm (82 1/2 x 95 in.)Gift of Mrs. Edward S. Harkness, Twenty-fifth Anniversary GiftCCCC0
No image available
France, early 19th century
1941.21.bCotton embroidery on cotton hexagonal meshAverage: 75 x 81.3 cm (29 1/2 x 32 in.)Gift of Mrs. Edward S. Harkness, Twenty-fifth Anniversary GiftCCCC0
No image available
France, early 19th century
1941.21.cCotton embroidery on cotton hexagonal meshAverage: 78.8 x 78.8 cm (31 x 31 in.)Gift of Mrs. Edward S. Harkness, Twenty-fifth Anniversary GiftCCCC0
No image available
Italy, Sicily, 19th century
1931.445.lPlain weave cotton (white) with embroideryOverall: 25.4 x 34.3 cm (10 x 13 1/2 in.)Presented by Mrs. Grace Studebaker FishCCCC0
No image available
Uzbekistan, Bukhara, 19th century
1916.1277Embroidery: silk on cotton tabby groundAverage: 257.9 x 157.5 cm (101 9/16 x 62 in.)Gift of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. WadeCCCC0
No image available
Ireland, Limerick, 19th century
1938.264Cotton embroidery in tambour stitch on white machine-made netAverage: 53.4 x 182.9 cm (21 x 72 in.)Gift of George W. BierceCCCC0
Family Secrets
Sheila Hicks (American, b. 1934)
1999.166Green yarn and blue, pink, and turquoise embroidery threads, wrapped over twill weave pink cloth (likely cotton) fragment with one pink buttonOverall: 14.3 x 30.5 x 30.5 cm (5 5/8 x 12 x 12 in.)Gift of Mildred Constantine©
No image available
Ireland, Limerick, 19th century
1943.379Cotton embroidery in tambour stitch on white machine-made netOverall: 75 x 127 cm (29 1/2 x 50 in.)Gift of Mrs. Martha H. JenningsCCCC0
No image available
Spain, Ronda, late 19th century
1920.1286Embroidered cotton netAverage: 56.2 x 19.1 cm (22 1/8 x 7 1/2 in.)Gift of Myrta Leonora JonesCCCC0
No image available
Spain, 19th century
1935.58Embroidered design darned in cotton on machine-made netOverall: 60 x 77 cm (23 5/8 x 30 5/16 in.)Gift of Mrs. Henry Hunt Clark in memory of her mother, Mrs. Isabelle HackettCCCC0
No image available
Cyprus ?, 18th century
1933.311Plain weave wool with needle lace, burato insertion (twined ground and darned in two directions), filet/lacis border and edging (knotted ground and darned in one direction), drawn work, and embroidery; bleached linen (est.), wool (est.), and cotton (est.)Overall: 72.6 x 233.6 cm (28 9/16 x 91 15/16 in.)Bequest of Louise Tifft BrownCCCC0