Panel of blackwork


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"Blackwork" or monochrome silk embroidery on white linen was a fashionable embellishment for dress in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. The repeating pattern on this panel displays flora typical of embroideries of the period: honeysuckle, pansies, borage, and grapes.

Panel of blackwork, Linen worked with silk thread; buttonhole, cross, outline, and herringbone stitches, British

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