An ‘uçkur’ (sash / waist band), generally worn by women. From the rural Sakarya region (north of Bilecik), 1900-1950. Stylized vegetable motifs. Open work embroidery with polychrome silk on cotton. Small sections embroidered with ‘gold’ metal thread. Both embroidery techniques are ‘two-sided’ (identical on both sides). (Kavak Collection of Anatolian Textiles -Antwerpen/Belgium).

An ‘uçkur’ (sash / waist band), generally worn by women. From the rural…

England c 1620 - Spot motif sampler embroidered in poly chrome silks, silver, and silver-gilt metal thread

Fitzwilliam Museum - century spot sampler stitched possibly by a young Mary Chichester. (Some of the motifs near the bottom look almost like brick stitch patterns.

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