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Samples of embroidery stitches

Museum number:
3-29308a-cc
Permalink:
ark:/21549/hm210329308a@2dcc
Accession number:
Acc.3032
Object count:
29
Description:
Textile samples; group of Guatemalan embroidery technique samples, attributed to Lila O'Neale - several types of edging, closure and embellishment shown; provenience notes attached. i) panel with 2 samples of embroidery from Guatemala. 1: yellow leaves and flower stems attached to a twining green stem. uses chain and buttonhole stitches. 2: bordered panel (red chain stitch) filled with flowers and leaves (red, pink, purple, brown, aqua, green) using buttonhole stitch. j) sample containing 3 samples of Guatemalan embroidery on linen base fabric. 1: chain stitch formed into a roundel. 2: French knots formed into a circle. 3: couching of yellow ochre thread with ecru thread forming a roundel. n) samples of embroidery stitches used to join 2 pieces of fabric attached to a supporting piece of paper. 4 stitch samples. paper labels pasted to backing fabric define location and information about each stitch. also notes on backing paper made by Donor. o) sample containing 16 sample Guatemalan embroidery stitches with information tags pasted to backing of fabric defining origin of stitch and sometimes type of stitch. backing fabric appears to be linen.
Donor:
Design Department (UC Berkeley)
Collection place:
Guatemala
Verbatim coll. place:
Guatemala, several villages
Collector:
Lila Morris O'Neale
Collection date:
unknown
Materials:
Cotton (textile), Embroidery, and Paper (fiber product)
Object type:
ethnography
Function:
8.3 For Manufacturing
Accession date:
1974
Context of use:
may have been notes for a book.
Department:
Mexico, Central America, and Caribbean area
Images:
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