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Greece, Kos, Dodecanese Linen plain weave, embroidered with silk

Greece, Kos, Dodecanese Linen plain weave, embroidered with silk

Μαξιλάρι λινό με μεταξωτά κεντήματα. Νησιά Ιονίου, Λευκάδα, 19ος αι.Συλλογές | ΠΛΙ

Μαξιλάρι λινό με μεταξωτά κεντήματα. Νησιά Ιονίου, Λευκάδα, 19ος αι.Συλλογές | ΠΛΙ

Border Crete, Greece Date:1600s (made) Materials and Techniques: Linen and cotton (fustian) embroidered with silk thread

Border

Border Crete, Greece Date:1600s (made) Materials and Techniques: Linen and cotton (fustian) embroidered with silk thread

Border Crete

Border

Border Crete

Fragment of a skirt border, composed of two fragments which were probably originally from the same skirt. Silk yarns on linen and cotton ground. Design shows birds and carnations flanking urns and flowers, two double-tailed mermaids and one bicephalous eagle; a border of birds(roosters?) flanking flowers alternating with carnations flanking crowns runs along the lower edge. Three sides cut; right side ends in selvedge.

Fragment of a skirt border, composed of two fragments which were probably originally from the same skirt. Silk yarns on linen and cotton ground. Design shows birds and carnations flanking urns and flowers, two double-tailed mermaids and one bicephalous eagle; a border of birds(roosters?) flanking flowers alternating with carnations flanking crowns runs along the lower edge. Three sides cut; right side ends in selvedge.

Greek 19th century Linen, embroidery  Rectangular bag. Coarse tabby-woven linen, folded and stitched to form narrow, deep bag. Yellow, cream and beige cord as handle. Faces of bag show conventional plants or trees embroidered with coarse polychrome silks in cross and stem stitches. Cotton browned; a few stains.

Greek 19th century Linen, embroidery Rectangular bag. Coarse tabby-woven linen, folded and stitched to form narrow, deep bag. Yellow, cream and beige cord as handle. Faces of bag show conventional plants or trees embroidered with coarse polychrome silks in cross and stem stitches. Cotton browned; a few stains.

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