An example of bargello.Licensed from iStockPhoto
- 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 inch(es) Florence, Italy, where it appears inch(es) upholstery
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noun pl. bar·gel·los
Origin: After the Bargello, a museum in Florence, Italy, which contains chairs upholstered in fabric worked in this stitch.