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Bargello

Example of a bargello / Florentine work pattern. Example of a bargello / Florentine work pattern.

Bargello (or bargello work) is an American term for Florentine work. The name bargello originates from the Bargello Palace, Florence (Italy), where there are a series of seventeenth century chairs upholstered with canvas embroidery in this technique. It should be noted that the term bargello can refer to both the embroidery technique and the finished appearance of the work. 

Source: WILLIAMS, Elsa S. (1967), Bargello: Florentine Canvas Work, New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold, p. 5.

Digital source of illustration (retrieved 30 June 2016).

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