Border (Altar Cloth)

A work made of cotton, plain weave; embroidered with linen yarns; cut and drawn work embroidered in back, buttonhole, greek cross filling, interlocking lace, and punch stitches; overcast bars and loop picots; pulled threadwork embroidered in buttonhole, cross, crossed back, four-sided, greek cross filling , interlocking lace, marking cross, overcast, punch, satin, single faggot, and wave filling stitches; embroidered in buttonhole, chain, running, and satin stiches.
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  • A work made of cotton, plain weave; embroidered with linen yarns; cut and drawn work embroidered in back, buttonhole, greek cross filling, interlocking lace, and punch stitches; overcast bars and loop picots; pulled threadwork embroidered in buttonhole, cross, crossed back, four-sided, greek cross filling , interlocking lace, marking cross, overcast, punch, satin, single faggot, and wave filling stitches; embroidered in buttonhole, chain, running, and satin stiches.

Date:

18th century

Artist:

Germany

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Title

Border (Altar Cloth)

Origin

Germany

Date

1701–1800

Medium

Cotton, plain weave; embroidered with linen yarns; cut and drawn work embroidered in back, buttonhole, Greek cross filling, interlocking lace, and punch stitches; overcast bars and loop picots; pulled threadwork embroidered in buttonhole, cross, crossed back, four-sided, Greek cross filling , interlocking lace, marking cross, overcast, punch, satin, single faggot, and wave filling stitches; embroidered in buttonhole, chain, running, and satin stiches

Dimensions

24.7 x 136.1 cm (9 3/4 x 53 5/8 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of the Antiquarian Society

Reference Number

1900.3171

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