Thursday, June 19, 2014

Art in Embroidery

I found this embroidery-on-linen piece on eBay several years ago, but it has just been sitting in storage.
I'd like to possibly have it cleaned, then mounted under glass.
It was listed as a "geometric tapestry", and the seller thought it might be Peruvian.
I just fell in love with it (it's the most money I've ever spent on an eBay auction, around $133).
The size is roughly 29" by 31".

There's one repair on it
The underside of the same repair

There is also an area that looks like it's not tacked down or is about to fray, and the border is missing on part of the piece.

I don't know what the symbolism of the shapes mean, but I'd like to find out.
I'm also curious about the age of this piece.

Does anyone know if textiles like this should be cleaned or left as is?
How does one find someone who can mount this safely, without damaging the piece?
I consider this a work of art, and I'd like to display it and care for it.


Blogger Gina E. said...

Have you found anyone yet, who knows something about this embroidered item? It is so unusual, and even if you don't learn any more about the origin, it is still a lovely textile piece to have.

5:34 AM  
Blogger Sixpacman said...

Hey, I know your question is from last month, but I like Aztec Graphics in PB. I don't know if they are particularly good with textiles, but they'll tell you if they aren't.
Also, it's probably cotton yarn in the linen. Clean it yourself in tepid water with a gentle soap like shampoo and use a toothbrush for small spots that need extra work.

3:03 PM  

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