HNW - "a deux endroits" embroidery

lisaleon@hawaii.edu lisaleon at hawaii.edu
Sat May 6 21:24:42 PDT 2000


	Has anyone ever heard of this or know where I can find more
information?  There's a very brief mention of it in Jones' History of
Western Embroidery which says it's a form of embroidery used on medieval
banners.  The quote is

	"These banners or oriflammes demanded a fair degree of skill for
they had to be embroidered in a manner whereby the device could be seen
clearly on two sides of the fabric. This requirement led to the
development of a special form of embroidery known as a deux endroits.  
The term implied that the back of the embroidery was worked as dexterously
as the front."

lisa

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