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Object Name: fichu & kerchief

Place of Creation: Europe
Date: 1740-1770

Accession Number: 1953.437
Image Copyright: © Manchester City Galleries

Physical Description

Medium / Material
  • cotton
  • linen
Support
 
Technique
  • blanket stitch
Description

White cotton muslin embroidered with white linen. Curved shape for neck. Dresden work. Dense pattern of multiple fillings on all flowers and leaves, feathery blanket stitch with satin stitch, touches of shadow work. Outline in chain stitch and blanket stitch. Edges in plain blanket stitch in small scallops on wavy border of featherings 1.3cms deep (1/2 inch). Pattern of floral drawnwork, very baroque.

Dimensions

Type: edge length
Height: 81.3 cms
Width:
Depth:

Type: centre depth
Height:
Width:
Depth: 29.2