Medieval Middle Eastern counted thread embroidery

I found a fantastic website from Mathilde Eschenbach with charts for medieval Middle Eastern counted thread embroidery (blackwork, pattern darning, cross-stitch) plus photos of the original pieces. Here are a few example thumbnails to inspire you to take a look:

Cats and trees, Egypt, 14th-16th century

Egyptian pattern darning

Cross-stitch, Egypt, Mamluk era

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5 Responses to Medieval Middle Eastern counted thread embroidery

  1. Anita says:

    Thank you Hannah for sharing this info!

  2. Rachel says:

    The cats are wonderfully quirky, aren’t they!

  3. Pingback: A source for free Middle Eastern motifs · Needlework News | CraftGossip.com

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