Refers to the 17th C post-Elizabethan period, in which England and Scotland were ruled by King James I (who namely commissioned the King James Bible).

The Jacobean decorative arts were marked by continental developments and increasing world travels. It therefore features furniture decorated with mother-of-pearl; embroidered textiles, crewel work in particular flourished with its distinctive and exotic patterns of fauna and flora, such as the tree of life hand stitched wool on a linen ground. Some of these distinctive crewel-worked bedcovers still survive in country houses, and provide inspiration for fabric collections.

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