The applied is a textile decorative technique which consist in sewed pieces of old tissue as decorations. This technique leaves yhe background visible.
Archeology reveled the existence of applied in Sibérie since the III century before J-C during the excavations of Pazyryk’s tomb.
The applied can also be reversed. The material places on top is consider as the background. The reversed applied is very used by the Kuna indian who live in San Blas Island.
- Gillow J. et Sentance B., 2000 – Textiles : le tour du monde illustré des techniques traditionnels. Edtions alternatives.
- Gradis C. et Watanabe E., 2014 – Appliqués à quatre mains. Musée de la chemiserie et de l’élégance masculine-Communauté de Communes Pays d’Argenton-sur-Creuse.