Antique Embroidered Crewelwork Slip / Spot Motif Applique
Dating from late 17th Century
Depicting A lovely stylized Flower
Worked on a Linen foundation.
Salvaged from a Bed Hanging circa 1680
The slip has been well preserved and is in good antique condition considering it is approx Four Hundred years old. Some small marks
Perfect for pillow, lampshades , runners and other projects
SIZE 9.5 inches high x 8 inches wide
A 'slip' is an embroidered motif, usually a plant or flower with the heel or base showing, but insects and animals were also popular motifs. Embroidered 'slips' acquired their name from gardeners' slips or cuttings, used to propagate plants. This embroidery was popular from the mid-16th century to the mid-17th century.
Worked in wool and silk on linen canvas in tent or cross stitch, slips were cut out and applied to a wool or velvet background for use as bed curtains, hangings, cushions etc. Sometimes many hundreds of small pieces were applied to one hanging. Often they were naive in design and out of scale, but nonetheless identifiable and accurate in their rendering.
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