stumpwork

[ stuhmp-wurk ]
/ ˈstʌmpˌwɜrk /

noun

a type of embroidery popular in the 17th century, consisting of intricate, colorful designs padded with horsehair to make them stand out in relief.

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Origin of stumpwork

First recorded in 1900–05; stump + work
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British Dictionary definitions for stumpwork

stumpwork
/ (ˈstʌmpˌwɜːk) /

noun

a type of embroidery of the 15th to 17th centuries featuring raised or embossed figures, padded with cotton wool or hair
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