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The history of needlework motifs

This presentation is a one-hour study in the history of needlework motifs. It illuminates the origins of four ubiquitous motifs–the tree of life, the two-headed eagle, eight-pointed star, and the pomegranate. The presentation shows where stitchers in ages past embroidered these into clothes, household items and decorative and ceremonial objects. The motifs traveled on textiles around the globe and across the centuries. You will see stunningly beautiful examples of the embroidered motifs and their variations and you will take away the knowledge that motifs can help identify a piece of needlework, and in some cases, unlock its cultural meaning,

Presented by Laurie S. Kelly