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This may be accounted for by the fact that work has been brought from foreign lands by travellers and sailors. A new stitch found in imported work would be tried and become the fashion, and be incorporated into work of the country. In many cases the similarity of stitch is, however, more probably due to the fact that in each instance a definite effect was desired, and the stitch was evolved independently to produce the " " " Roumanian stitch, required effect. For example, Oriental," or as it is sometimes called, is by no means only an Eastern stitch, for it is used on Spanish work and samplers, and also on Elizabethan work.

It is evident that our own national characteristics are strongly enough marked to suffer contact with outside forces, and come through without being either overwhelmed or obliterated. may be subjected to them with safety, for we always We transmute the ideas and produce results which are definitely our both in style and character. own Returning more particularly to stitches, they have often been used in great variety in England, together with simple rather than much varied colouring. It is a safe rule, and one generally accepted, that multiplicity both in colours and stitches does not give satisfactory results.

China gave some of these motives to Persia, and it seems as though Persia in return gave something of hers to China. The velvet may have been sent from Spain to be worked upon, but apart from this there is no Western influence in the work itself. Much gold thread, made of gilt paper, is used in this coverlet. The labour of skilled craftsmen was then very cheap in the East, and advantage was taken of this to send Western designs out to be copied. Numerous vestments and hangings were thus made shewing Western ecclesiastical imagery mingled with pure Oriental forms.

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