Border, 17th–18th century
Medium: silk embroidery, linen foundation Technique: embroidered in deflected element stitches on plain weave Label: linen plain weave, embroidered in silk. Gift of John Pierpont Morgan. 1902-1-439
What is this?
End of a table cover or towel of off-white linen embroidered in red silk with a symmetrical arrangement of mermaids and fountains. Red background is embroidered, with figures reserved in plain cloth.