Another Vivian treasure
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”
( captured from http://cdn101.iofferphoto.com/img/item/139/668/589/Bi1F.jpg)
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.