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Wednesday, 01 October 2014 13:35


Telli is a form of metal thread embroidery from Egypt, Lebanon and Syria. It uses thin strips of metal thread to make herringbone stitches, satin stitches and detached Roumanian stitches. The metal thread appears on both sides of the ground cloth. This style of work is directly linked with metal thread work from the former Ottoman Empire. This technique was used to decorate a range of garments, such as dresses and shawls.