stump-work

stumpwork

[stuhmp-wurk]
noun
a type of embroidery popular in the 17th century, consisting of intricate, colorful designs padded with horsehair to make them stand out in relief.

Origin:
1900–05; stump + work

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stumpwork (ˈstʌmpˌwɜːk)
 
n
a type of embroidery of the 15th to 17th centuries featuring raised or embossed figures, padded with cotton wool or hair

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