Lithuania, first half of the 18th c.
Embroidery with metal and silk threads, embroidery on canvas
Silver threads are laid and couched with silk stitches forming an even fine geometrical pattern of the background surface. Coloured silk ornaments are embroidered with cross-stitch on canvas, thus allowing picturesque colour transitions in flower patterns or figures.
Images of saints
The founder of the Jesuit order, St. Ignatius de Loyola, is embroidered on the front of the chasuble that belonged to St. Casimir’s Church in Vilnius.