Vilnius, late 17th c.
Embroidery with metal and silk threads
An acupictor would cover the relief part of the ornament with several layers of thick threads, thus forming the necessary height. Afterwards, he would even out, round, compress or stretch out the surface according to the pattern. Metal threads were laid on the surface covered with canvas or directly on the underlayer of threads. The faces, hands and feet of the saints are painted in oil on primed canvas.
Images of saints, symbols of faith, floral ornaments
Prince of Lithuania and Poland St. Casimir is represented with a crown at his feet. The saint’s gaze is directed to the Mother of God holding the Infant Jesus. The embroidered lily in St. Casimir’s hand is a symbol of purity.