1 drawn design on canvas

Two clusters of foliage are drawn on this piece of counted thread canvas, which is characterised by evenly spaced warp and weft. The bold lines suggest that the drawing was executed by an experienced hand. Counted thread canvas was used to adapt designs originally made for silk embroidery for beadwork.The acquisition contains numerous examples of templates, patterns and tools embroiderers used in the making of beadwork pieces.

Date/Period
20th century
Region
Singapore and Penang
Dimension
Object size: 30.4 x 20.3 cm
Accession No.
2017-00465
Collection of
Peranakan Museum
Category
Textiles