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Martin Mešša: Šariš patchwork from the beginning of the 19th century

The technique of joining together pieces of textile seems very rare. However, collections in Slovak museums show that this technique was known here in the past. One unique keepsake is in the collections of the Šariš Museum in Bardejov in the textile fund. It is an interesting handwork sewn from small multicoloured pieces of fabric, partially patchwork-style, partially with a sewing appliqués technique, and featuring very simple but expressively effective embroidery. It was obtained by the museum in 1906. It comes from the Roman Catholic Church in Veľký Šariš. The catalogue of the collection of this museum describes it as a wall carpet with multi-coloured pieces of felt, as a mosaic work with depictions of soldiers, cavalry, people and animals, pictures of the sun and moon. In the centre is a Hungarian burger, and by his side a royal crown placed on a pedestal. The catalogue authors date the creation of this keepsake to the eighteenth century. The dimensions are 135 x 175 cm. Information about the creator is unknown.

 


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