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Wallachian Embroidery (1)

Wallachian embroidery is a solid, multi-coloured form of decoration from Wallachia, in what is now Romania.

It is characterised by the use of eyelets and leaves worked in pearl stitch. This type of work was mainly used for men and women's garments. Examples of Wallachian embroidered garments were on display in the Great Exhibition held in London in 1851. At that time Wallachia was part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire.

See also: Wallachian embroidery (2)

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