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[ bahr-jel-oh ]


  1. a straight stitch worked in a high and low relief pattern to form a variety of zigzag or oblique designs.
  2. needlepoint work or a design done in such stitches, especially the traditional needlepoint created by a classic stitch Florentine stitch done in diagonal lines.

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Word History and Origins

Origin of bargello1

First recorded in 1920–25; allegedly after a set of chairs embroidered with such a stitch in the Bargello, a museum in Florence

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Example Sentences

On the pedestal you may see the deliverance of Andromeda; but the finest of these reliefs has been taken to the Bargello.

In the other are Giotto's frescoes revealed from under the whitewash by which they were long covered, like those in the Bargello.

This is now in the Bargello, having been replaced by a cast.

You may see the two panels they made in the Bargello side by side on the wall.

The original relief from the foot of the pedestal—Perseus and Andromeda—is in the Bargello, and replaced by a cast.


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