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Size : 13 cm high, 15 cm wide – 5 ins high, 6 ins wide
In the Stuart Period English needlework was a sign of individual wealth and prosperity and was used to adorn costume accessories as well as domestic items such as caskets and mirrors. In Italy glass beads had been threaded and used in relief since the 14th century and as the technique of making glass beads spread to France so the technique of using them in embroidery spread to convents and private houses throughout northern Europe. Unlike silks, glass beads do not fade although the choice of colour was restricted with blue, yellow and green being the most widely used.
Professional embroiderers were often employed to produce exquisite bodices, gloves, bags and stomachers, but designs found on samplers of the same date suggest that many accessories were also worked by amateurs.
|Height||13.00 cm||(5.12 inches)|
|Width||15.00 cm||(5.91 inches)|