Pictorial embroideries made during the reigns of Elizabeth I and James I
were most often used to
decorate objects such as pillows or table covers. Produced from an antique
pillow cover, circa 1600, in the collection at Colonial Williamsburg, this
features fanciful design motifs such as stags, unicorns and birds among the
roses and grape vines.
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