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Decorative Needlework

Fragment of a late 18th century French court mantua-style dress. It is made of mbroidered silk satin, with silks, velvet appliqué, chenille, metal purl and swansdown. Fragment of a late 18th century French court mantua-style dress. It is made of mbroidered silk satin, with silks, velvet appliqué, chenille, metal purl and swansdown. Copyright Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK, acc. no. T.89-1967.

There are various definitions for decorative needlework and these have changed over time. For the purpose of this encyclopaedia, the term is used as an umbrella concept that includes a range of decorative textile techniques, such as applied decoration, appliqué, beadworkembroidery, patchwork and quilting.

V&A online catalogue (retrieved 18th June 2016).

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