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16th & 17th Century English Embroideries

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These textiles provide both documentation on the development of needlework and serve as social history. Included are pictorial panels, a box samplers, costume items and fanciful novelty pieces from the Ashmolean Museum's fine embroidery collection. As textiles, they reveal the highest craftsmanship in their use of colorful silks and glinting metal threads. As history, they epitomize the ideal of feminine behavior of the 1500 and 1600s Many depictions are idyllic country scenes; others show the fashionable clothing and ceremonial textiles of the time. Produced during one of the most turbulent periods in English history, when religious and political beliefs were splitting the country, a number of these secular pieces also became controversial because of their biblical imagery.

Synopsis:

These textiles provide both documentation on the development of needlework and serve as a social history. Included are pictorial panels, a box, samplers, costume items and fanciful novelty pieces from the Ashmolean Museum's fine embroidery collection.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781854441935
Author:
Brooks, Mary M.
Publisher:
Ashmolean Museum
Author:
Brooks, Mary
Subject:
Collections, Catalogs, Exhibitions - Museum
Subject:
General
Subject:
History
Subject:
England
Subject:
Art-Museums and Collections
Subject:
Architecture-Architects
Publication Date:
20060731
Binding:
Hardcover
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
80
Dimensions:
8.66 x 6.18 x .51 in .77 lb

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"Synopsis" by , These textiles provide both documentation on the development of needlework and serve as a social history. Included are pictorial panels, a box, samplers, costume items and fanciful novelty pieces from the Ashmolean Museum's fine embroidery collection.
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