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The embroidery of antiquity
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adorned Albert Museum animals antependia applique art of embroidery artists became Berlin wool birds blue borders BRITAIN broidery Byzantine chain stitch chasuble church cloth coloured silks cope costume countries craft craftsmanship Crewel cross stitch curtains decorated depicted design showing drawn thread dress dyes early ecclesiastical embroidered embroidery stitches England English embroidery Europe evidence fabrics favoured fifteenth century figures Flemish floral flowers France French furnishings garments gold and silver gold thread heraldic influence inspired introduced Italian Italy lace linen linen embroidery magnificent materials mediaeval metallic thread Middle Ages motifs needle needlework Opus Anglicanum ornamented orphreys painting panels patterns peasant period pictorial plate portrait preserved Queen reign Renaissance rich royal samplers satin stitch scrolls silk silver thread skill Spanish specimens stitchery style Swedish Swiss symbols tapestry technique tent stitch textiles texture traditional usually velvet vestments Victoria and Albert women wool workers woven