Recently we have learned through books published on the subject, that a boutis should be as beautiful on the back as on the front. I always strive to make my boutis beautiful on the reverse as well. However, the very old ones don't seem to be that way, and on this piece, one can clearly see the tufts of stuffing sticking out of the motifs.
The stitching is absolutely wonderful, miniscule point de piqure. There is a central carnation design, then overall beautiful motifs of pomegranates, paisleys, flowers and foliage of similar designs as you would see on an Indienne or chintz. There are two beautiful narrow borders.
I had some trouble trying to get an overall photo, it is difficult to show white on white, and this boutis is large. Most of the photos here are closeup to show you the details.
Hard to see the entire design unfortunately.
On these two photos you can see the small tufts where the cording ends were not pushed back into the motifs.