Collection of Italian Assisi Needlework Embroidery + Book
Assisi work or Punto d'Assisi is a form of traditional Italian embroidery that originated in Umbria, Italy. Often done in blue on a natural linen ground. The figures are first outlined in backstitch, followed by a tight cross stitch to fill the background. The animals and motifs emerge thru the unworked areas. Many of the motifs derive from the Mosaic of Duomo of Assisi.
This is a wonderful grouping of two show towels, a pin cushion, swatch, and instruction book. Variety Book No. 4, published by Carmela Testa Co. Inc, Boston, Mass, 1927. 28 pages.
Perfect for a collector interested in teaching this traditional folk art.
Overall the textiles are in good condition. Small spot on bottom of horse/dragon towel.