|ANNE WANNER'S Textiles in History / book reviews, articles|
di Filo. Gli animali nel merletto (Noah's Ark in
thread. Animals in Lace), Centro Studi e Ricerche Arnaldo
Caprai, Foligno, 2002,
text in Italian, illustrated in colour and black and white, glossary, bibliography
N.B. an english version of this book is to be published very shortly. Titles there may differ somewhat from those given here:
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This publication accompanied an exhibition in the Castello Sforza in Milan of a hundred examples of lace and embroidery from the Arnaldo Caprai Collection. Despite the subtitle, the articles concern embroidery as well as lace. Arfter a general introduction by Doretta Davanzo Poli, the articles on embroidery are as follows:
Pilar Benito Garcia, 'Embroidery with
animal motifs in the Spanish Royal Collection'.
Dilys E. Blum, 'The American Bald
Eagle: a symbol for a new nation'.
Silvia Carbonell i BastÚ, 'Animal
Symbolism in Assisi Work Embroideries, Spain, 16th
Doretta Davanzo Poli, 'Animals in the
laces and white embroideries of the Arnaldo Caprai
Ako Ito, 'Flight in Embroidery. Bird
motifs on Japanese embroidery (from the 7th to the 20th
The catalogue of pieces from the Arnaldo Caprai Collection includes cutwork and Dresden work, but most are of 19th century date. The latter include finely worked handkerchiefs. There are also some pages of illustrations of embroidery equipment.
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