Silk Embroidery by Maryann Bacon Whittlesey
The central medallion is bordered with a silver metallic framework of laid and couched yarns. At the top of the cartouche, a large embroidered silk blossom is surrounded by a bow of the same silver yarns.
The remainder of the picture is decorated with silk embroidered swags of flowers above and with a half-garland of acorn-laden oak branches below. The embroidered cross-hatched acorn caps are an indication of Mary's skill with the needle.
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