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Tiny, Petit Point Roses. 40 Mesh. Needlepoint. 2” X 2” For Sale

Tiny, Petit Point Roses. 40 Mesh. Needlepoint. 2” X 2”

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Petit Point Roses

From Heritage Trading Company

This is a little medallion of petit point roses, with the tiniest stitches imaginable.

The size of the design is approximately 2 inches (5 centimeters) by 2 inches (5 centimeters).

The mesh size is 40 stitches per linear inch.

The embroidery is completed on the design. The background has been left unembroidered, so you may either complete it with your own color or leave it as it is.

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About Kerala & Petit Point Embroidery

This piece was created in a women's cooperative of lace makers and embroiderers in Kerala, India.

The Indian region of Kerala has a long history of trade and cultural exchange with Europe and the Middle East. Early sailors, crossing the Indian Ocean found that the monsoon winds directed them to these southwestern shores of the Indian subcontinent. Tradition holds that St. Thomas the Apostle arrived in one of these ships in AD 52, bringing Christianity to the region. Arab and Jewish traders also came; and today, India’s oldest synagogue is in the Kerala city of Kochi. Vasco da Gama’s famed trip around Africa brought him to Kerala in 1498, and he died in there in 1524. The Portuguese controlled European trade with the region until the mid-17th century, when they were replaced by the Dutch, who were in turn supplanted by the English.

Kerala’s early receptivity to Christianity made it a destination for missionary nuns from Europe. They brought with them the arts of European style embroidery and lace making, and they taught these skills to Indian women. Their products were then exported back to Europe.

Needlepoint embroidery has a rich history, being a favorite pastime for European noblewomen. Worked on a mesh background, larger needlepoint (7 to 16 stitches per linear inch) is known as gros point, while finer work (over 16 stitches per linear inch) is called petit point. Historically (from the 16th to 18th century) most needlepoint was petit point, ranging from 20 to 45 stitches per linear inch.

Remarkably, women in Kerala still produce this incredibly tiny petit point. The medallions we are offering are an astonishing 40 stitches per linear inch.

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