HNW - Other embroidered text
charlene at flash.net
Wed Sep 8 21:44:10 PDT 1999
Kim Salazar wrote:
> In my notes I had a photocopy of a late period (late 1500s/early 1600s)
> counted thread work. It was a page of Hebrew text. The text covered the
> cloth almost completely, and was bordered by a narrow geometric Greek Key
> style interlace also in counted work. A very simple needle lace picot
> edging finished the work. It looked to have been executed in cross stitch
> (perhaps long-armed cross stitch) on linen, but the picture was quite small
> and difficult to make out in photocopy. I believe the Hebrew was text from
> a Haggadah, the prayerbook for the Passover seder.
I don't believe this is the same piece, but you might be interested. Plate 345
in Shuette is from th 16th century. The description says it's cross and
long-arm cross stitch. The Hebrew inscription includes texts from the Psalms
and the Book of Genesis. "Karla daughter of Salomo iben Pschat....as the work
of my hands." There is a wide border on the piece that looks leafy to me.
Also of note, plate 344 is an embroidered song book. Supposedly one of four. I
wonder if this was intended for use. Possibly not if it has survived.
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