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Border (Portugal), early 17th century

This is a Border. It is dated early 17th century and we acquired it in 1902. Its medium is silk embroidery on linen foundation and its technique is embroidered in stem, outline, coral, chain, satin, buttonhole, herringbone and detached chain stitches on plain weave foundation. It is a part of the Textiles department.

This object was donated by John Pierpont Morgan. It is credited Gift of John Pierpont Morgan.

  • Cape (India), 17th century
  • s-spun tussah silk embroidery, z-spun cotton foundation.
  • Museum purchase through gift of Elizabeth Haynes.
  • 1951-41-1

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Its dimensions are

H x W: 17.8 x 95.9 cm (7 x 37 3/4 in.)

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Border (Portugal), early 17th century; silk embroidery on linen foundation; H x W: 17.8 x 95.9 cm (7 x 37 3/4 in.); Gift of John Pierpont Morgan; 1902-1-904

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Hewitt Sisters Collect.

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