Another Vivian treasure

 

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Yesterday, while rooting through the bags of  textile goodies from Vivian I found this sweet bit of embroidery.

 

This linen cloth is place mat sized.  This is the only piece like this in the treasure trove that Vivian gave me. I don’t know if it was part of a placemat set or if it was made as a dresser scarf. Either way, it’s pretty adorable.

 

I am not going to go into the larger political issues involved in using imagery from other cultures as decorative motifs.  I am going to leave that to the political theorists.

 

What I do find interesting culturally about this piece of embroidery is that is uses exactly the same colors and techniques as linens my mother used to call “Swiss Embroidery”

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It’s sweet work, nicely done.  It will appear on a surface in my house in the next few months. meanwhile it is starched and ready  for it’s time in the limelight.

Comments

  1. As it doesn't appear to be part of a set is it a tray cloth?

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  2. Juliet, you may be right. It astounds me how many different sorts of linens with particular useses there were.

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