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The craftsman
Vol. V, No. 5 (February 1904)

Table scarfs with Indian designs,   p. 507 PDF (294.0 KB)


Page 507


TABLE SCARFS
TABLE SCARFS WITH INDIAN DE-
SIGNS
HE accompanying designs for table
        scarfs are modifications of North
        American   Indian  motifs. They
        are embroidered, with linen floss,
upon Craftsman linen of natural color, in
the manner known as "couching."     This
stitch serves to outline the design, as well as
to fasten the appliqut of various colors of
the same fabric as that which forms the
body of the scarfs.
                 iN unber 2
in maroon, with the feather-marks in cru;
while all sides of the scarf are hemstitched,
instead of being outlined, as in the other
instances, with a "couched" cord.
                 Nfl\i1 er i
  The design of number one was suggested
by "the cross of life." The colors used in
the appliqud are burnt orange, maroon and
dark green; while all outlines are done in
brown.
  Number two, the tree motif, shows a color
scheme of dark green and burnt orange,
with the couching in dull blue.
  Number three is the "Thunder Bird"
(les;1rn. In tbh>s e'se, the lnro'e flarnre annnenrR --- -,----a--r ~
A r ~ r
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desioii In this case the larae floure appears
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