Embroidery

I edit Wikipedia because I like improving the world's knowledge about things I'm interested in. I'm also a Pinterest user, since I enjoy learning about art here (printmaking, ceramics, textiles, and more). I made this board from Wikipedia's wealth of embroidery images in the public domain, since I like decorative arts, the history of domestic work, and free culture. These are a few samples from the history of needlework around the world.
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Dandelion motif on a man's suit from Europe, circa 1800. The suit is made of silk cut and voided velvet on plain-weave foundation with supplementary weft-float patterning and silk embroidery.

Antique / Dandelion motif on a man's suit from Europe, c. The suit is made of silk cut and voided velvet on plain-weave foundation with supplementary weft-float patterning and silk embroidery.

Textile hanging with crane among lotus plants. Korean, Joseon dynasty (1392-1910), 18th century. Silk embroidery and applied gold leaf on silk satin.

Textile Hanging with Heron among Lotus Plants, Korea, Joseon dynasty, c.Silk embroidery and applied gold leaf on silk satin.

Linen towel with drawn thread work accented with embroidery in stem and satin stitch.

Drawn thread work also known as pulled thread work, is a form of counted-thread embroidery based on removing threads from the warp and/or th.

A mandarin square (rank badge) of a sixth rank civil servant, from the Qing Dynasty in the second half of the 19th century. Embroidery on silk, depicting an egret standing on a rock among waves.

A mandarin square (rank badge) of a sixth rank civil servant, from the Qing Dynasty in the second half of the century. Embroidery on silk, depicting an egret standing on a rock among waves.

Lotus motif from a nakshi kantha, which is a type of embroidered quilt that is a centuries-old Bengali art tradition in Bangladesh: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nakshi_kantha

Lotus Motif - The Oldest Textile Design. As Indian Textiles Design Lotus Motif Textile is Top Best Indian Textile Motif. Lotus Motif is rendered in various Regional Forms of Indian Textile Art.

Woman's purse c. 1840. Cotton canvas with wool needlepoint, silk-braided cord, and silk chenille tassels, Europe. This is a style called Berlin wool work, based on printed patterns that were a predecessor to modern cross-stitch patterns.

* Woman's Purse Europe, circa 1840 Cotton canvas with wool needlepoint (Berlin work), silk-braided cord, and silk chenille tassels

Embroidery in crewel wools on blue linen, circa 1740. This is from the Georgian era of English embroidery: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/English_embroidery#Georgian - which often featured Tree of Life patterns influenced by earlier crewelwork.

Georgian Embroidered Panel Panel embroidered in crewel wools on blue linen, possibly originally a chair seat cover, circa 1740

A woman's petticoat from Portugal, circa 1760. Made of silk and metallic thread embroidery on silk, with metallic bobbin lace (orris) along the bottom. See also: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arras_lace

Woman's Petticoat, Unknown, Portugal, circa Costumes, Silk and metallic thread embroidery on silk;

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