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Assisi work

Gordon Campbell

in Oxford Art Online

Published online October 2008 | e-ISBN: 9781884446054 | DOI:

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Modern term for a type of embroidery made in Italy and elsewhere; there is no ascertainable connection with the Italian city of Assisi. The pattern, outlined in black or red with a double running or Holbein stitch, is left blank, and the ground is worked in cross stitch. The stitch is identical on both sides, so the fabric is reversible....

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Subjects: Textiles and Embroidery

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