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Italy

Apron, 17th century

Linen, plain weave; pulled thread work with silk floss in two-sided Italian cross stitch; inside waistband gathered by feather, running, and back filling stitches; edged in silk, warp twining with ground weft fringe, attached by buttonhole and detached buttonhole stitches
98.6 x 87.7 cm (38 3/4 x 34 1/2 in.)

Restricted gift of the Needlework and Textile Guild, 1976.332




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