1960 Hand-embroidered Rectangular Tablecloth in super-fine Batista 100% cotton - Cotton - 1960

1960 Hand-embroidered Rectangular Tablecloth in super-fine Batista 100% cotton - Cotton - 1960

A rectangular 12-seater tablecloth from 1960. The tablecloth is embroidered by hand with cordonnet and satin stitch. 100% superfine cotton batiste
This wonderful tablecloth was remarkably made with multiple embroideries in twist thread and dense thread, resulting in an excellent and harmonious style. A truly unique frame embroidery
It is made of the best linen of the time.
Size: 290 x 165 cm with 12 napkins measuring 40x40 cm
The tablecloth may have light yellowing marks, which are completely natural

COTTON - A textile fibre obtained from hairs that cover the seeds of the plant bearing the same name. There are kinds of cotton with different qualities depending on their origin. The most valuable kind is the Sea Island cotton, with its long silky fibre, which is used for the most refined workmanship. Cotton is classified according to its title, while the length of the fibre determines its quality: the longer it is, the more shiny, resistant and valuable the cotton is. The fibre length, i.e. the cut, can measure from less than 20 to more than 40 mm. The type is called Superfine St. Vincent and reaches 50 and 60 mm. The Egyptian cotton, also called Jumel or Moho, is characterized by shades of colour ranging from yellow to brown. Peruvian cottons (Pima), as precious as the Egyptian, have the appearance of wool so they are often used blended with this fiber. American cotton, called Upland, has short fiber and takes its name from its lands of origin: Texas, Mississippi, Georgia, Orlèans. The fiber of Indian cotton is even shorter than that of American cotton, and is of a poorer quality. Cotton is both a light and strong fiber, it does not protect from the cold, like wool does, but it protects from the heat, especially if you wear white cotton clothes. Its name derives from the Arabic 'Katun' (part of the conquered lands). After linen and wool, cotton is the oldest textile fiber. Cotton is the most widespread fabric in the world, inexpensive, very versatile, and perfectly absorbs all types of colouring. The maintenance of the cotton does not require particular attention: it can be ironed at high temperature and washed at high temperatures (however temperatures over 60 ° are not recommended, both for the longevity of the colours and of the fabric itself).

Lot details
1960 Hand-embroidered Rectangular Tablecloth in super-fine Batista 100% cotton
Estimated Period
Country of Origin
As new - unused
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