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Western European Embroidery in the Collection of the Cooper-Hewitt Museum


Publication design: Roger Whitehouse
embroidery, Europe, textiles, samplers, permanent collection, ch:exhibition=35349857

Western European Embroidery


A history of the art and technique of the actual stitches employed in embroidery is displayed and explained in this exhibition of items from the permanent collection of the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum. The earliest object dates from 1425, and subsequent examples follow the development of needlework to the present time. The greatest number of objects come from monasteries, churches and palaces, and include wall hangings, table covers, samplers, pillow covers, indoor caps (for both men and women), and men’s waistcoats.
embroidery, Europe, textiles, samplers, permanent collection, exhibitions, ch:exhibition=35349857