Floral and geometric embroidery. Date unknown.

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perfectthewayyouarerightnow: Linen with black silk embroidery c1580

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Floral embroidery. Date unknown. (thedesigncenter via barsan)

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Indian Textile - Gujarat - colorful embroidery with mirror work

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Length of velvet, Turkish, Ottoman, first half of the 16th century. Cut and voided silk velvet brocaded with gilt-metal wrapped thread | Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

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A fragment from a C 18 Cretan skirt border with some motifs derived from Italian renaissance art and others from Byzantine art. Mostly embroidered in feather stitch. The color of this embroidery is particularly rich in nuance.

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A story of obsession for fabrics. I can totally understand how that can happen! Here's a story of France's obsession centuries ago for textiles from India, called "Indiennes" Antique Indienne Textiles | Paint + Pattern

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Fragment of old Tunisian tapestry stitched on linen to slow deterioration.

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Embroidery fragment. Date unknown.

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