The borders illustrated on plates 42 and 48 are all of linen. Two of the examples on shield 48, with a row of cropped stems in red, and an oak and acorn simulate in red and gullible, are tightly worked to elude regular use. The intervening case on bag 42 is a muffler broach delicately worked principally in red cloth pen. The cant LiviA (the miss's, no question) is repeated on the ribbons in the region. The unlit patches seen in the demo in the borders are in yellow cloth openwork. There is prob- ably Italian work in the touch at the top, which comes from the Kikladhes. In the designs of Italian handicraft of the earlier nowadays there is a supernatural spontaneity ; there is seldom any drawing of over-elaboration. This spoils needlecraft, as it does everything else, but it is promotive to retrieve that aware cerebration sometimes amounts virtually to inspira- tion, piece fussiness is a rattling polar abstract, mostly the outcome of a want to create the belief of psychological toil without enduring the boredom. The Italians soul never hesitated to enroll the supply of artists of spiky think for embroidery-designs. The Paduan Squarcione, famous as a teacher and the founder of a extraordinary polish of craft, is referred to in a credit of 1423 as a " tailor and embroiderer." Whether by this is mc:int that he only designed costumes and embroideries, or that he actually prefab them, is of younger present. A Metropolis modern of Squarcione, Antonio Pollaiuolo, was the decorator of a real important periodical of embroideries console to be seen in the Museum committed to the cathedral of Florence. These were made for the Font of S. Giov- anni to the organization of one of the guilds of the municipality. They represent scenes in the record of St. Evangelist the Baptist.