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
1700-1800 Crete Greece, linen and cotton embroidered with silk Victoria Albert Museum
Linen and Silk Embroidery, Greek, 18th century.
A white cotton skirt border embroidered with crimson red silk depicting birds atop flowering shrubs. Crete, Greek Islands, 18th c., silk on cotton,