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Textile - Panel: Cotton Applique on Linen, 19th Century

From the Collection of Kew Historical Society Inc Level 1, Kew Court House 188 High Street Kew Victoria

Description
Textile comprised of five panels which are all appliquéd by hand in herringbone stitch using a range of decorative figurative motifs of varying sizes and shapes including flora and fauna. The base textile is a cream linen while the appliquéd figures or shapes are made of printed cotton. The quality of the herringbone stitching is very fine. Additional embroidery in red wool is more amateurish. The main panel is bordered by a narrow green and ecru braid. It has a narrow tan braid at the top and bottom of the two side panels. A surrounding tan braid around the entire textile is missing in some places. The textile shows evidence of being used as a decorative hanging.
Size
L 106 x W 78 cm
Object Registration
2019.0006
Keywords
textiles, applique
When Made
19th century
Last updated
23 Jan 2019 at 8:49PM