The Mystery of Tulle bi Telli
Metal thread embroidery is an ancient form of ornamentation and can be found throughout the Middle East, the Balkans, India, China, Japan and parts of Europe. There are biblical references to its use with the linen cloth of Egypt. Inexpensive machine embroidery, usually containing metal-wrapped threads, is a common export from India today. At one time, however, Egyptian net embroidery was a unique product that involved the export of shawls around the world.