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Cutwork

Gordon Campbell

in Grove Art Online

Volume Grove Art Online, issue Published in print August 1996 |
Published online October 2008 | e-ISBN: 9781884446054

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Openwork linen fabric made by cutting away portions of the fabric and filling the gaps with ornamental designs made with needle and thread. The technique was evolved prior to that of Lace, of which it is an early form, and cutwork clothing became fashionable in 16th-century Italy. The most important designer of cutwork patterns was Matio Pagano.

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Subjects: Art

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