Traditional festive costume from the island of Skyros. Greek, ca. 1900.

The 'chrysí', the bridal and festive costume of Skyros Island (Sporades, Greece).

Runner from Skyros - sprays of flowers, fruits and stylized birds Silk and gold thread, gold wire on cotton - Straight stitch

Runner from Skyros - sprays of flowers, fruits and stylized birds Silk and gold thread, gold wire on cotton - Straight stitch

SKYROS ISLAND,GREECE

Το κέντημα και τα υφαντά της Σκύρου

Christmas Card - Embroidery from Skyros. ATHENS – BENAKI MUSEUM – EMBROIDERY FROM SKYROS. 18th c. FREE ADAPTATION BY CHRISTINA DARRAS. Text card: blank

Xmas card - c. embroidery from Skyros - free adaptation by Christina Darras - Athens, Benaki Museum

Voula Papaioannou. Skyros island 1950-1955. Benaki Museum Photographic Archives

Voula Papaioannou. Skyros island 1950-1955. Benaki Museum Photographic Archives

Greek embroidery

Ottoman Era Embroideries from Greece in the Benaki Museum, Athens - Detail of the gold-thread embroidery on a sleeve of a bridal chemise. From Skyros island, c.

Greek embroidery from Skyros Island early 18thc. Silk on linen.

Greek embroidery from Skyros Island early Silk on linen.

Pillow cover      Place of origin:      Skíros (island), Greece  1700-1800       Linen embroidered in silk in darning and double running stitch

Pillow cover

Pillow cover Place of origin: Skíros (island), Greece Linen embroidered in silk in darning and double running stitch

Greece 1966 Greek Popular Art Ship Skyros fine used stamp SG1030 embroidery

Greece 1966 Greek Popular Art Ship Skyros fine used stamp embroidery

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