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.
Part of a dress border 18th century Greek Islands, Crete Silk on linen
Antique Greek Embroidery
Greece, 17th century, silk embroidery on linen
Antique Greek Cretan Silk Embroidery
Crete Embroidery, Crete, Greek Islands, 18th C.
Fragment - 18th century - Greek Islands - possibly Cyclades or Patmos
Linen and Silk Embroidery, Greek, 18th century.
1700-1800 Crete Greece, linen and cotton embroidered with silk Victoria Albert Museum
embroidered skirt border (detail), Crete, 17th century. Private collection ___ From the exhibition "The Sultan's Garden: The Blossoming of Ottoman Art" at the Textile Museum, Washington DC
embroidered, 1700s, Greek; Sporades, Skyros
18th century, Greek Islands, Crete, Silk on linen
Fragment of a Bed Curtain,1600s-1700s..Embroidery :silk on linen tabby ground
traditional Crete embroidery
Embroidery in silks on linen, detail
Greek Embroidery: Dress | Maria Papadopoula | made 1757 | V Collections