Texture Tuesday

FebruI came across five of these ornate little hand stitched squares. I found them at a thrift store, as I rummaged through the linen. I think they are fascinating.

DSCN3404I’d like to know the history behind them, who actually did the work, and how are they to be used. They are so pretty, I’d like to display them in some way.. I am linking to Kim Klassen’s Texture Tuesday.