The Cleveland Museum of Art

Collection Online as of July 21, 2024

Embroidery

Embroidery

1600s-1700s
Location: not on view

Description

This textile fragment, possibly made from linen, is densely embroidered with silk threads in various shades of pink, red, yellow, and blue. The design is organized as a series of nested squared and some of the bands are patterned with repeating designs that somewhat resemble letters of the Arabic alphabet. The artist didn't use silk thread to make these, but instead stitched around the desired shapes. The letter-like patterns are thus actually parts of the plain base fabric showing through.
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Source URL:

https://www.clevelandart.org/art/1916.1236