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Dunham Massey, Cheshire (Accredited Museum)
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One of six bundles of braid: white/cream ground, folded in half and with a scalloped thread decoration at the bottom (i.e. along the fold). The decoration consists of thread in shades of green, cream, burgundy, gold, red and orange; (.1) to (.5) [from the top] crimson, gold, burgundy and green stitched decoration with lime green and cream/pale pink scalloped thread decoration; (.3) [from the top] burgundy, green, red/orange and gold thread decoration with deep orange and green scalloped thread decoration. (.6) contains fine brown threads from where the braid had been stitched to another textile and subsequently unpicked. At one end the braid is stitched to a light brown length of cotton tape with has been doubled over and handstitched to a textile. The tape has not been unpicked but the textile has been cut along the length of the tape; this textile is visible between the folds of tape and appears to be cream and shades of green and pink.
Stamford collection; devised to the National Trust by Roger Grey, 10th Earl of Stamford (1896-1976)