Greek Embroidery: Dress | Maria Papadopoula | made 1757 | V Collections
A fragment from a C 18 Cretan skirt border with some motifs derived from Italian renaissance art and others from Byzantine art. Mostly embroidered in feather stitch. The color of this embroidery is particularly rich in nuance.
Embroidery is perhaps the finest expression of Greek folk art and is of particular artistic interest. The product of the assimilation of the influences from both east and west that left their mark on all aspects of 18th and 19th century Greek artistic practice, Greek folk embroidery went on to create a decorative quality all its own.
Fragment of a Bed Curtain,1600s-1700s..Embroidery :silk on linen tabby ground
Border Place of origin: Cyclades, Greece (made) Date: 18th century (made) Artist/Maker: Unknown (production) Materials and Techniques: Linen, embroidered in silks in satin, darning, cross, long-armed cross and chain stitches
Fragment - 18th century - Greek Islands - possibly Cyclades or Patmos
Traditional embroidery designs from the island of Crete Greece Stock Photo
Embroidered bridal cushion One of the better known objects in the Museum, it is considered one of the most outstanding examples of neo-Hellenic embroidery. The monumental dimensions of the central design in comparison with the extremely small-scale human figures never fail to impress. From Skyros, a Sporades island. 17th c. 0.43x0.46 m. Benaki Museum