Middleaged embroidery

Middleaged embroidery

During 1100th embroidered with beads from pearls on parchment to decorate religious subjects, and from 1200th to 1300th beads began to be applied to embroidery on clothes. In 1500th years the embroidery began to be applied even more widely both in Europe, and in other parts of the world. From this point on and up to 1700th years the embroidery a thread and a beads wins and develops the increasing popularity. The embroidery could be found by a thread and a beads on a cradle of the newborn, a dress of judges, the goods for the house and many other places.

Embroidered dress

Embroidered dress

Embroidered clothes

Embroidered clothes

The crusades which have close acquainted inhabitants of the Western Europe with magnificence of the East, in many respects promoted a wide circulation of the rich embroideries borrowed both from the Byzantian samples, and at Moslems. Especially were engaged in this art in monasteries, together with the women of quality locked in locks during campaigns and knightly adventures of the spouses, devoted to embroidery all free time. The established trade relations of Venice, Genoa and other Italian cities with the Asian people have quickly imparted taste to rich ornaments in the countries of the south of Europe. Milan, Venetian and Genoa embroideries were famous especially. In Renaissance when, at magnificence of a court yard of Lorenzo Medici such strong push has been given development of all arts and arts, the embroidery on a level with other arts has reached high degree of perfection. The best artists did drawings for embroidery, and Raphael was interested in this art. Spaniards, imitating Italians, also have reached the big art in embroidery – some embroidered pictures and the embroidered religious attributes which have remained in many museums and collections testify to that.

Embroidery with gold

Embroidery with gold

In other states almost exclusively embroidered on cloth or silk with gold, silver, woolen and silk threads. We will notice that many well-known women in France were skillful embroidery masters: Caterina Medici surrounded with the daughters, their cousins de Giza and Maria Stewart spent the leisure-time in employment handmade works.

Embroidery with gold and pearls

Embroidery with gold and pearls

The madam de Mantenon so liked to make embroidery so even during walk, in the carriage, everywhere it was possible to see it was seen with work in her hands. It also has entered teaching of this art at female school Saint-Syr based by it. At the time of when this school was under its direct management, the embroidery was there in especial honor.

Maria-Antoinette in an embroidered dress

Maria-Antoinette in an embroidered dress

Even Maria-Antoinette also embroidered much, especially on an outline a small seam (au petit point).

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