Monday, November 3, 2014

Silk postcards

A little follow up on the historic needlework cards I saw last week. I was looking at the Australian War Memorial website and found they have a substantial collection of the needlework, which were embroidered on silk as postcards, peaking in popularity during the First World War. They were mostly hand embroidered by French women in their homes and sent to factories for cutting and mounting as postcards. Sent home to loved ones, I can imagine the messages avoided speaking about the realities of war.

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