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Embroidered Armenian sleeve panels

Pair of embroidered sleeves from 19th century Armenia. Pair of embroidered sleeves from 19th century Armenia. Courtesy of the V&A, London, acc. no. CIRC.104&A-1937.

The Victoria & Albert Museum in London holds a pair of embroidered sleeve or trouser cuffs from Armenia, dated to the nineteenth century. They are made of wool with coloured silk threads.

The cuffs, described as sleeve panels by the V&A curator, were used to decorate a woman's garment. The embroidery consists of geometric designs.

V&A online catalogue.

WV, 19th February 2018.

Last modified on Monday, 19 February 2018 18:39