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Thirteen bands of withdrawn element work with needle-made fillings.

Credit: Bequest of Gertrude M. Oppenheimer
mid-late 16th century
Medium: linen embroidery on linen foundation Technique: embroidered with withdrawn element work with needlemade fillings using looping and overcasting. In top three bands elements have been removed in one direction (horizontal) only.
Image and text © Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, 2020

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