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