This week I want to share a phenomenal piece of embroidery. How something this delicate and fine managed to survive the centuries in such pristine condition is simply mind-boggling. Unfortunately, I couldn’t find larger photographs of this little lovely but we can still see well enough to marvel at the work.
Embroidered fichu, c. 1780. Fine white mull with colored silk and gold thread embroidery in leaf, vine, and floral spray pattern, scalloped edge worked in gilt thread, 37 in x 62 in. (augusta-actions.com)