Stuff Needlework
by Adolph S. Cavallo
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The Smithsonian Institution
1979
HC w/ Dust Jacket
Pages: 128
Language(s): English
Like New/Very Good - Light cover and edge wear including two small edge tears along dust jacket edge.
$3.00

Spanning two thousand years, this book is an enchanting introduction to the history of decorative needlework in different parts of the world. Beginning with the earliest known embroideries, those found in the tombs of ancient Egypt's pharaohs, this volume examines the great Bayeux Tapestry, the brilliant ecclesiastical vestments and hangings of the Middle Ages, the elaborate pictorial embroideries of the Renaissance and the splendid Baroque hangings of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, the rich needlework of England, America, Spain and Denmark.