Raised Embroidered Picture

Two raised work embroidered peacocks embellished with beads on black velvet (unfinished work). The peacocks stand on a raised “ground” area with surface embroidered flowers, leaves, and grasses. To form the raised areas, padding of wool or cotton was stitched down and embroidered. Some of the feathers are stitched in silver metallic thread. Silk, wool, and chenille threads were used. The stitches are satin, stem, split, and straight.
made at
United States
overall: 27 7/8 in x 23 in; 70.8025 cm x 58.42 cm
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Gift of Miss S. E. Cummings
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Data Source
National Museum of American History