HNW - Embroidering Damask?
EowynA at aol.com
Wed May 12 21:00:33 PDT 1999
I wish this thread had come up a couple weeks earlier! I would have taken
I saw some 16th century vestments in the Treasury at the Se Cathedral in
Lisbon that had some embroidered outlines of damask motifs (I think I recall
some pearled outlines, too, but I'm not sure any more). But I did not note
down any particulars, and all I really recall is my thought at the time, "Oh,
good, they outlined damask motifs, too." The 17th century ones filled the
damask motifs with couched goldwork -- much gaudier. You could tell from the
ostentatious liturgical accouterments when the wealth of the "Black Ship"
started flowing into Portugal .
Eowyn Amberdrake, Caid
(Melinda Sherbring, Los Angeles)
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