Bargello Definition

A needlepoint stitch that produces zigzag lines.
American Heritage
A long, straight stitch in needlepoint, arranged so as to produce a zigzag pattern.
Webster's New World
A pattern similar to one created by this stitch.
American Heritage
The pattern produced by using this stitch, esp. a modified zigzag or flamelike design, or any pattern like this.
Webster's New World
This type of embroidery.
Webster's New World

Origin of Bargello

  • After the Bargello , a museum in Florence, Italy, which contains chairs upholstered in fabric worked in this stitch

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • After a series of chairs found in the Bargello palace in Florence, which have a "flame stitch" pattern.

    From Wiktionary

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