This charming Stuart period mortif would have been one of many sewn to a bed hanging.
A blue flower sprig embroidered in wools with ivory silk highlights, with green, yellow and brown leaves, buds and stem.
4 x 4 in / 10 x 10 cm
Now hand stitched to linen, stretched over acid free board, ready for a frame.
Excellent. The colour is good and unfaded.
Read my ARTICLE on Slips
The Victoria & Albert Museums's Textile Collection. Embroidery in Britain 1200-1750 p 55 for similar slips.
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