stump work
noun Date: 1904 embroidery with intricate padded designs or scenes in high relief popular especially in the 17th century

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  • stumpwork — /stump werrk /, n. a type of embroidery popular in the 17th century, consisting of intricate, colorful designs padded with horsehair to make them stand out in relief. [1900 05; STUMP + WORK] * * * …   Universalium

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