blackwork

or black work

[ blak-wurk ]
/ ˈblækˌwɜrk /

noun

embroidery done with black, usually silk, thread on white fabric, especially linen.

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black work

noun

work for which a person is paid in cash, with the transaction not recorded or reported, so as to avoid paying income tax on the amount earned.
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