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Paper embroidery template, Miao, China

Paper embroidery template, Maio, China, early 21st century. Paper embroidery template, Maio, China, early 21st century. Courtesy Textile Research Centre, Leiden, acc. no. TRC 2018.2714.

The Textile Research Centre, Leiden, the Netherlands, houses a paper template (30 x 32 cm) for embroidery, from among the Miao ethnic minority in southern China. The template dates to the early twenty-first century.

The template is designed to help decorating a woman's jacket. The embroidery is worked over the paper template. The template is intended for use by a (young) girl, and includes instructions in pencil and ink for the stitch directions.

See also the TRC Needles entry for an half-finished embroidered panel for a Miao woman's jacket (TRC 2018.2107).

TRC online catalogue (retrieved 26th August 2018).

WV (26th August 2018)

Last modified on Friday, 31 August 2018 15:03