Sometimes you come across an embroidery that is so amazing that you can look at it forever – or never tire of looking at it.
This piece lives in the Don Mazza Museum in Verona:
Most of my photos of this embroidery turned out terribly blurry but this next one is okay and shows many of the different textures and three-dimensionality of this incredible needlework. (Click on the photo for a closer look.)
I'm so sorry that the detailed close-ups didn't turn out but do take a close look at all the things going on in this work; the hair, clothing, different fillings, padding – just each and every thing really.
It was embroidered by the young students of the Don Mazza school in Verona somewhere around the turn of the 20th century.