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Embroidery

Embroidery

Works of Art (115)

Air: Louis XIV as Jupiter, from a set of eight wall hangings depicting the Elements and the Seasons, ca. 1683, French, Silk, wool, and metal thread (46.43.4)
Altar Frontal, late 14th century, German, Silk on linen (69.106)
Altarcloth (detail), second half of 14th century, German; From the convent of Altenberg, Linen embroidered with satin, chain, chevron, and Romanian stitches (29.87)
Bag, 17th century, Iran, Canvas, embroidered in silk and metal thread (29.23.24)
Batrashil, Mamluk period (1250–1517), 1336, Syria, Silk backed with heavy linen (14.137)
Bed rug, 1796, Maker Unknown (American), Colchester, New London County, Connecticut, Linen/cotton and wool (33.122)
Bedspread (Colcha), 1786, Embroidered by Doña Rosa Solís y Menéndez, Mexican (Mérida/Yucatán), Colored silks on weft-faced rib weave, cotton ground (1971.20)
Bolster Cover, middle of the 18th century, Greece, Epirus, Cotton embroidered with silk (31.42)
Burse, first quarter of 18th century, English, Silk, metal thread, pearls, and garnets on silk velvet (64.101.1363)
Cabinet with personifications of the Five Senses, third quarter of 17th century, English, Satin worked with silk and metal thread, purl, chenille, seed pearls, coral beads, and mica; tent knots, rococo, satin, couching, and detached buttonhole stitches, knots; woven metal thread trim; silk and paper lining (29.23.1)
Cabinet with scenes from the story of Esther, after 1665, English, Silk satin worked with silk and metal thread; seed pearls, mica, feathers; detached buttonhole, buttonhole filling variations, French knot, single knot, laidwork, couching, satin, and stem stitches (64.101.1335)
Camel trapping (asmalyk), 19th century, Turkmenistan, Wool, embroidered with silk (1989.383)
Canopy with phoenixes, Yuan dynasty (1279–1368), China, Embroidery; silk and gold thread (1988.82)
Chasuble, 18th century, Italian (probably Sicily), Silk and metal thread (1984.462.1)
Chasuble, ca. 1330–1350, English, Silk and silver-gilt thread and colored silks in underside couching, split stitch, laid-and-couched work, and raised work, with pearls on velvet (27.162.1)
Coat, 1919, Paul Poiret (French), Silk, wool, metallic thread (2005.207)
Court suit, late 18th–early 19th century, French, Blue patterned velvet embroidered in gold and silver metallic threads, blue and white silk threads (1983.384.1a-c)
Court train (manteau de cour), ca. 1809, French, Red cut silk-velvet embroidered with gold metallic thread (32.35.10)
Cover, early 19th century, Present-day Uzbekistan, Bukhara, Silk, linen (21.114.3)
Cushion cover, 1590–1610, English, Linen worked with silk and metal thread, spangles; stem, back, plaited braid, knots, and detached buttonhole stitches (64.101.1253)
Daoist Dignitary Robe, Qing dynasty, 17th–18th century, China, Satin, metallic thread (30.75.3)
David and Abigail, mid-17th century, English, Canvas worked with silk thread; tent, back, and cross stitches; unfinished (64.101.1325)
Day dress, ca. 1924, Callot Soeurs (French), Woven cashmere embroidered with gold thread (1978.288.7a,b)
Dress, 1907, Jeanne Hallée, Black silk crepe embroidered with silk floss and ribbon (C.I.49.2.5)
Embroidered coverlet, 1770, Mary Breed (American), Probably New London County, Connecticut, Linen and cotton with wool embroidery (22.55)
Embroidered coverlet, ca. 1760–75, Ruth Culver Coleman (American), Possibly Sag Harbor, Suffolk County, New York, Linen with wool embroidery (61.48.1)
Embroidered fan with landscape: Ancient Mountains, Green Pines, Qing dynasty, 19th century, China, Fan: silk embroidery on silk gauze; rim and handle: lacquered wood (62.97.25a)
Embroidered panel, ca. 1800, Morocco, Linen, silk (1970.272)
Embroidered sampler, 1721, Anne Chase (American), Newport, Rhode Island, Silk on wool (L.2001.53.4)
Embroidered sampler, 1739, Ruth Rogers (American), Boston, Massachusetts, Silk on linen (1984.331.6)
Embroidered sampler, 1766, Rebekah White (American), Salem, Massachusetts, Silk on linen (1984.331.8)
Embroidered sampler, 1793, Maria Lalor (American), New York, New York, Silk on linen (1993.100)
Embroidered sampler, 1795, Mary Jones (American), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Silk and linen, with gold leaf, on linen (1984.331.22)
Embroidered sampler, 1799, Millsent Connor (American), Boston, Massachusetts, Silk on linen (1974.42)
Embroidered Sampler, 1807, Julia Ann Fitch (American), Silk on linen (2010.466)
Embroidered sampler, 1844, Mariah Boil (American), Silk and cotton thread on linen/cotton, embroidered(2008.453)
Embroidered Square with Animals, Birds, and Flowers, late 12th–14th century, Eastern Central Asia, Silk thread on silk (1988.296)
Embroidered wall hanging, 1910–29, Design attributed to Anna Frances Simpson (American), Newcomb College, New Orleans, Louisiana, Silk on linen (2004.334)
Embroidery with the Annunciation, mid-15th century, Netherlandish, Silk and metallic threads on linen (1990.330)
Embroidery: The Artist's Mother, 1882–83, Georges-Pierre Seurat (French), Conté crayon on paper (55.21.1)
Ensemble, late 19th–early 20th century, Palestinian, Silk, wool, metallic thread (C.I.39.91.14a–f)
Evening dress, 1938, Madeleine Vionnet (French), Black silk satin and black silk net embroidered with black sequins (C.I.46.4.4a–c)
Evening dress, 1939, Jeanne Lanvin (French), Steel-gray silk taffeta embroidered with metallic sequins and pink beads (C.I.46.4.18a,b)
Evening dress, 1939, Mainbocher (American), Ivory silk chiffon embroidered with white and silver sequin butterflies and ivory silk taffeta (C.I.46.4.2a–e)
Evening dress, ca. 1887, Charles Frederick Worth (French, born England), Silk, glass, metallic thread (C.I.49.3.28a,b); Evening dress, 1892, House of Worth (French), Silk, crystal, metallic threads (C.I.49.3.25a,b)
Evening dress, ca. 1938, Mainbocher (American), Black silk taffeta embroidered with metallic thread, sequins, and beads (C.I.46.4.1)
Evening ensemble, 1938, Elsa Schiaparelli (Italian), Ivory silk organza embroidered with metallic thread, purl, and rhinestones (C.I.46.4.3a–e)
Evening ensemble, spring/summer 1980, Yves Saint Laurent (French, born Algeria), Gilt embroidered black silk gazar (1984.607.28a–c)
Evening gown, 1963, Hubert de Givenchy (French), Coral cotton lace reembroidered with coral-colored beads and coral pieces (1974.184.2)
Evening gown, spring/summer 1991, Gianni Versace (Italian), for Versace Couture (Italian, founded 1992), Polychrome printed silk with multicolored rhinestone and glass bead embroidery (1993.52.4)
Evening jacket, 1938, Elsa Schiaparelli (Italian), Deep magenta rayon crepe embroidered with metallic thread and polychrome sequins with plastic insect buttons (1974.338.2)

Dinner Suit, 1937–1938, Elsa Schiaparelli (Italian), Green silk crepe and green silk velvet embroidered with metallic thread and red and pink rhinestones with half dome shaped plastic buttons inset with flowers (1978.288.19a–c)
Garden of Eden, last quarter of 16th century, English, Velvet worked with silk and metal thread; appliqué, tent, long-and-short, split, stem, satin, chain, knots, and couching stitches (64.101.1284)
The Garden of False Learning, ca. 1550–80, French, Hanging, wool and silk on canvas (42.193.2)
Hanging with theatrical subject (detail) (detail), Qing dynasty, 19th century, China, Silk and metallic thread embroidery on wool tabb (59.190)
Hanging, Qajar period (1779–1925), 19th century, Iran, Rasht, wool, plain weave, joined, embroidered (10.33.1)
Iris embroidery, 1883, Candace Wheeler (American), for Associated Artists (New York City), Silk embroidered with silk and metallic-wrapped cotton threads, metal sequins, cut-glass beads (28.34.1)
"Junon" dress, fall/winter 1949–50, Christian Dior (French); Christian Dior Haute Couture (French), Cotton, sequins (C.I.53.40.5a-d)
Madonna-lily pillow cover, ca. 1876–77, Candace Wheeler (American), Wool twill embroidered with wool and silk thread, silk velvet border (2002.355.1)
Man's Coat and Waistcoat, ca. 1730, probably French, (a) wool; (b) silk; (a, b) metallic thread (2004.411a, b)
Mirror with Jael and Barak, 1672, English, Satin worked with silk and metal thread, beads, purl, mica, seed pearls; detached buttonhole variations, couching, satin, long-and-short, tent, and straight stitches; wood frame, celluloid imitation tortoiseshell, mirror glass, silk, plush (39.13.2a)
Mule, 1600–1625, British, Leather, silk, metallic threads (29.23.11)
Noh costume (kariginu) with geometric pattern, Edo period, 19th century, Japan, Twill-weave silk with supplementary weft patterning (91.1.62)
Noh costume (nuihaku) with books and nandina branches, Edo period, second half of 18th century, Japan, Silk embroidery and metallic leaf on silk satin (1989.367)
Noh costume (nuihaku) with scattered crests, Edo period, late 18th–early 19th century, Japan, Silk embroidery and gold leaf on silk satin (29.100.541)
Ornamento Delle Belle & virtuose Donne, 1554, Matteo Pagano (Italian), 1554, Book with woodcut plates (21.15.2bis)
Orphrey panels from a chasuble: Coronation of the Virgin Mary and Christ in Majesty, early 15th century, Bohemian, Silk and metal thread; 39 1/4 x 29 in. (99.7 x 73.7 cm), The Cloisters Collection, 1961 (61.16a–c)
Outer robe (uchikake) with scenes of filial piety, Edo period, late 18th century, Japan, Resist-dyed and embroidered silk crepe (49.32.109)
Outer robe (uchikake) with theme of Mount Hôrai, Edo period, second half of 18th–first half of 19th century, Japan, Silk and metallic thread embroidery on silk satin damask with stencil-dyed details (1970.296.1)
Pair of gloves, 1620–40, English or Dutch, Leather; silk worked with silk and metal thread, spangles; long-and-short, satin, knots, and couching stitches; metal bobbin lace (28.220.3,.4)
Pair of gloves, 1620s, English, Leather; satin worked with silk and metal thread, spangles; long-and-short, satin, detached buttonhole, couching stitches; metal bobbin lace; silk and metal ribbon (64.101.1248,.1249)
Pair of gloves, ca. 1600, English, Leather; satin worked with silk and metal thread, seed pearls; satin, couching, and darning stitches; metal bobbin lace (28.220.7,.8)
Pair of gloves, first half of 17th century, English, Leather; canvas worked with silk and metal thread; tent, Gobelin, detached buttonhole variations, and plaited braid stitches; metal bobbin lace; silk and metal ribbon (28.210.1,.2)
Panel from a set of Bed Curtains, first half of 18th century, Greek Islands, Cyclades, Linen embroidered with silk (64.278.1,2)
Panel from an Altar Frontal: The Flagellation, mid-14th century, Italian; Made in Florence, Silk and metallic threads on linen (64.27.18)
Panel with musical party in a garden, 1647, English, Canvas worked with silk thread; tent stitch (64.101.1314)
Panel, 18th century, Algeria, Linen, silk, silver, and gold (28.109.3)
Panel, ca. 1900, Hector Guimard (French), Silk and paint on silk (49.85.11)
"Penelope Unraveling Her Work at Night," 1886, Dora Wheeler (American), for Associated Artists (New York City), Silk embroidered with silk thread (2002.230)
Portiere (door curtain), ca. 1883, Candace Wheeler (American), for Associated Artists (New York City), Front: silk velvet and silk appliquéd and embroidered with silk and wool; back: silk damask (2003.48)
Portrait of Charles I, ca. 1650–70, English, Silk satin worked with silk and metal thread; split, straight, and satin stitches (39.13.7)
Pump, 1873, Made by J. A. Petit, Paris, Leather, silk, linen, metallic threads (C.I.50.12.1a,b)
Purse, early 17th century, English, Canvas worked with silk and metal thread, glass beads, spangles; Gobelin, tent, and detached buttonhole stitches (29.23.15)
Purse, last quarter of 16th century, English, Colored silks with silver and gold thread on linen (1986.300.1)
Qur'an case, Nasrid period, second half of 15th century, Spain, Leather embroidered with gilt-silver wire (04.3.458)
Rank badge with a pair of cranes, Joseon dynasty, late 19th century, Korea, Silk embroidery on silk satin damask (53.60.9)
Rank badge, Ming dynasty, early 15th century, China, Embroidery: colored silk floss, wrapped gold thread, and flat gold on silk gauze (1988.154.1)
Robe à l'anglaise, 1784–87, French, White muslin with hammered silver foliate diaper-patterned and red silk thread embroidery (1991.204a,b)
Robe, Qing dynasty (1644–1911), 17th century, China, Silk and metallic thread tapestry (kesi) (30.75.5)
Sampler, 1656, Anna Buckett, English, Linen worked with silk threads; long-and-short, split, stem, back, tent, cross, and satin stitches (64.101.1327)
Sampler, ca. 1785, Mary Munro (American), Miss Balch's School, Providence, Rhode Island, Silk on linen (1984.331.14)
Sampler, ca. 1792, Martha (Patty) Coggeshall (American), Probably Mrs. Anne Usher's School, Bristol, Rhode Island, Silk on linen (14.26)
Scarf with Old Testament scenes, 1648, India, Linen and silk thread (50.73)
Scenes from the Life of Abraham, mid-17th century, English, Linen worked with silk thread; tent and couching stitches (64.101.1306)
Self-Study Book of Drawing, Painting, and Embroidery for Ladies, 1798, Designed by Johann Friedrich Netto, Published by Voss und Compagnie, Leipzig, Etching, silk and metal thread embroidery on silk, on one page (32.121.3)
Spot sampler, mid-17th century, English, Linen canvas worked with silk and metal thread; stitches include tent, cross, back, plaited braid, detached buttonhole, knots, and laidwork (64.101.1328)
Stole with Images of the Martyrdom of Saint Catherine, ca. 1200, German (Rhineland) or English, Red silk, linen underlay, crimson silk tabby, metal threads (strips of gold and silver leaf wrapped on linen thread) (64.101.1382)
Table carpet fragment, late 16th century, English, Canvas worked with wool and silk thread; tent stitch (54.7.8)
Textile Fragment: Scenes from the Ramayana, 15th century, Nepal, Embroidery in silk on polished cotton (1995.331)
Textile Tunic (Jibbeh), 1881–98, Sudan; Mahdist, Cotton, wool (1993.370)
Textile with Saint Francis Receiving the Stigmata, late 14th century, Tuscany, Italy, Colored silks, metal thread (64.101.1384)
Thomas coat of arms, ca. 1786, Mary Ann Thomas (American), Probably Mrs. Deborah Snow's School, Boston, Massachusetts, Pattern drawn by John and Samuel Gore, Silk and metallic thread on silk (36.28)
Tiraz veil, dated 983, Egypt (Tinnis), Linen, loosely woven, with silk design in tapestry weave (1971.151)
Towel end, Ottoman period (ca. 1299–1923), early 19th century, Turkey, Linen, silk, metal-wrapped thread, plain weave, embroidered (79.1.275)
Towel, 19th century, Turkey, Linen (26.34.65)
The Tree of Life, first half of 17th century, English, Canvas worked with silk thread; tent, Gobelin, and couching stitches (64.101.1305)
Trunk of shoes, 1914–19, Pietro Yantorny (Italian), Wood, silk, linen, leather (C.I.53.76.1a,b-12a,b)
Tulip appliquéd panel, ca. 1883–87, Candace Wheeler (American), for Associated Artists (New York City) Silk and metallic cloth appliquéd with silk velvet and embroidered with silk and metallic-wrapped cotton threads (28.34.2)
Unfinished cabinet panels, ca. 1660, English, Satin worked with silk, metal, wool thread, and silk purl (1998.541)
Wall hanging, early 19th century, Uzbekistan (Nurata), Silk embroidery on cotton; couching, chain, satin, and buttonhole stitches (07.72)
Wall panels, ca. 1799, Designer: Jean Démosthène Dugourc (French); Maker: Camille Pernon (French), France (Lyon), Woven silk and metal thread with applied silk and chenille embroidery (2006.519a,b)
Welcoming Spring, Ming dynasty, 15th century, China, Embroidery on silk gauze (1981.410)
Woman's informal robe with butterflies, Qing dynasty, late 19th–early 20th century, China, Embroidered silk satin (1970.145)
Woman's jacket, ca. 1616, English, Linen worked with silk and metal thread, spangles; detached buttonhole variations, wrapped ladder stitch, straight, knot, chain, and satin stitches, metal bobbin lace (23.170.1)
Woman's mantle (chyrpy), early 19th century, Turkmenistan, Central Asia, Silk, cotton (1999.141)
Work bag, dated 1669, England, Wool and linen (2006.263)