Assisi embroidery
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(pronounced eh-SEE-see ihm-BROY-der-ee)

An integral part of Italy’s long tradition of embroidery, Assisi embroidery gets its name from the famous Italian town where the technique originated. This form of counted-thread embroidery outlines — but does not fill in — animal figures such as birds and mythical creatures, along with flora in the form of leaves, branches, flowers and fruit. Only two colors are used: one for the motifs’ contours and the other for the filled background.