An example of bargello.
bargello definition by Webster's New World
Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio. Used by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
- a long, straight stitch in needlepoint, arranged so as to produce a zigzag pattern
- the pattern produced by using this stitch, esp. a modified zigzag or flamelike design, or any pattern like this
- this type of embroidery
Origin: after Bargello, a museum in Florence, Italy, where it appears in upholstery
bargello definition by American Heritage Dictionary
noun pl. bar·gel·los
A needlepoint stitch that produces zigzag lines.
Origin: After the Bargello, a museum in Florence, Italy, which contains chairs upholstered in fabric worked in this stitch.