Lagartera embroidery

Example of Lagartera embroidery. Example of Lagartera embroidery.

Lagartera embroidery, or Lagartera work, is an ancient hand embroidery tradition that originates from the Spanish town of Lagartera, near Toledo. It is known from at least the sixteenth century, and is often described as reflecting Moorish influences.

Lagartera embroidery is generally worked on an even weave linen and worked with satin stitch. The motifs are often outlined in running stitch or double running stitch with a contrasting brown or black thread. 

Digital source of illustration (retrieved 19 April 2017).


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