Epirus Embroidery | Sarajo
Embroidered linen fragment worked in silk in shades of blue, russet, green and ivory in herringbone stitch with crescent shaped leafy fronds containing round russet and ivory round flowers with more flowers filling up the rest of the field. The Epirus region, which is on mainland Greece, stayed the longest under Ottoman rule and as such reflects a strong Ottoman influence in its style. The herringbone stitch though is unique to the Epirus region.
Fragment of a Bed Curtain
Greece, Crete, 17th-18th century, embroidery: silk on linen tabby ground, Overall: 47 x 36.2 cm (18 1/2 x 14 1/4 in.). Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund 1926.223
Dress | Papadopoula, Maria | V&A Search the Collections
Linen skirt dress embroidered in silk, made by Maria Papadopoula, Crete, Greece, 1757. Museum Number T.97-1967.
Folk Embroidery, Benaki Museum, Athens, Greece
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