A Hand Made Swiss Embroidery

The artist who made this doily-style table mat is unknown but the embroidered object dates to the first quarter of the twentieth century and was made in Appenzell Innerrhoden, Switzerland. The canton (or state) was an unlikely sanctuary for hand embroidery skills, which resisted industrialization despite literally being surrounded by it.
Switzerland, hand embroidery, cotton, linen, St. Gallen, Appenzell