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Called a Mat, but it looks like a towel to me  1500-1600 Silk embroidered on linen  Belton House, Lincolnshire

Belton House © National Trust / Jack Heath A panel sewn together with embroidered borders of flowers and foliage. Red silk on a linen ground. century and heavily stained.

Altarcloth - embroidered and with a Reticella border C - 1600

Altarcloth - embroidered and with a Reticella border C - 1600

16th century embroidered linen, believed to be Italian. At Belton House, Lincolnshire.

century embroidered linen, believed to be Italian. At Belton House, Lincolnshire.

There are very few existent fragments of medieval embroidery remaining. A beautiful sample of can be seen below at left, on an embroidered band. The embroidery was sewn onto a separate strip of fabric which was then stitched to the garment. Dated at the 13th century, it is a band of fantastic animals in roundels embroidered with gold thread on silk twill. Photo ©Timothy Mitchell, Victoria Albert Museum of London. (Currently seeking permission to use image)

century band with animals in roundels, worked in gold thread on silk twill. In the Victoria and Albert Museum, London; photograph by Timothy Mitchell.

Embroidered towel border        Italian, 16th–17th century     Dimensions      Overall: 63.9 x 49 cm (25 3/16 x 19 5/16 in.)  Medium or Technique      Linen and silk; embroidery

Embroidered towel border Italian, century Dimensions Overall: x 49 cm x 19 in.) Medium or Technique Linen and silk;

Napkin Place of origin: Italy (probably, made) Spain (possibly, made) Date: 1500s (made) Materials: Linen with inserted bands of woven linen and silk

Napkin

Napkin Place of origin: Italy (probably, made) Spain (possibly, made) Date: (made) Materials: Linen with inserted bands of woven linen and silk

picture 339 782

picture 339 782

Centerpiece (Substratorium) (altar cloth), c. 1451-1500, Gdansk (?), Materials / Techniques: linen, silk embroidery and appliqué, silk embroidered ribbon-like trim strips, edging lines of red, green, white silk fringe, Dimensions: H. 98 cm, w 75 cm

Altar-cloth from the second half of the century. Linen ground, with embroideries and appliques in silk, with a silken fringe. May have originally come from Gdansk/Danzig. From the Germanisches Nationalmuseum, Inv.

fazzoletto - handkerchief italy 16th century

fazzoletto - handkerchief italy 16th century

Altar cloth or hanging | Italian | The Met

Actually see the composition of a sheet Sheet Date: century Culture: Italian Dimensions: x x Classification: Textiles-Laces-Needlepoint Credit Line: Gift of Miss Margaret Taylor Johnston, 1906 Accession Number:

Handkerchief. lace, 1580-1600, Italian; Needle Victoria and Albert Museum.

Handkerchief

Needle Victoria and Albert Museum.

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