Buratto Embroidery Example

Example of buratto lace, 17th century, Italy. Example of buratto lace, 17th century, Italy.

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art houses a long length of buratto embroidery from Italy, dating to the seventeenth century. It measures 5.46 x 0.6 m. It is made of silk embroidery upon a linen net. Buratto embroidery was often used as a border trim (hence the long length of this piece). The vase-and-niche motif and the bright colours recall Turkish influences.

See also an entry on a length of buratto embroidery from the sixteenth century, now in the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam.

Los Angeles County Museum of Art online catalogue (retrieved 9 December 2016)

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