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Table Mat (Switzerland)

This is a Table mat. It is dated 1900–25 and we acquired it in 1976. Its medium is cotton embroidery on linen foundation and its technique is embroidered in satin, couching, speckling, stem, eyelet, chain and herringbone stitches with deflected element work on plain weave foundation. It is a part of the Textiles department.

This object was featured in our Object of the Week series in a post titled A Hand Made Swiss Embroidery .

This object was donated by Stanley Herzman. It is credited Gift of Stanley Herzman.

  • Brisé Fan (China)
  • carved ivory sticks, silk ribbon, glass stone .
  • Gift of Anonymous Donor.
  • 1952-161-225-a

Its dimensions are

diam.: 54 cm (21 1/4 in.)

Cite this object as

Table Mat (Switzerland); cotton embroidery on linen foundation; diam.: 54 cm (21 1/4 in.); Gift of Stanley Herzman; 1976-92-1

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