Linen and Silk Embroidery, Greek, 18th century.

Linen and Silk Embroidery, Greek, 18th century.

Gold-embroidered bridal cushion from Lefkada, 17th-18th centuries?  Benaki Museum

Gold-embroidered bridal cushion from Lefkada, 17th-18th centuries? Benaki Museum

Greek embroidery at the Benaki Museum, Athens.

Greek embroidery at the Benaki Museum, Athens.

Pillow cover | 18th century | Skiros (island)

Pillow cover

Pillow cover | 18th century | Skiros (island)

Close-up of a Greek costume of Karpasia, Cyprus.  With 'saya' (robe with three panels). Late Ottoman era, end of 19th Century. (Collection of the Cyprus Folk Art Museum).

Close-up of a Greek costume of Karpasia, Cyprus. With 'saya' (robe with three panels). Late Ottoman era, end of 19th Century. (Collection of the Cyprus Folk Art Museum).

Cretan embroidery Part of embroidery depicting a woman on a floral ground and a musician in breeches playing his lute. From Crete, 17th c. 0.37x0.20 m. Gift of Manina Mantzouni in memory of Anna Apostolaki.

Cretan embroidery Part of embroidery depicting a woman on a floral ground and a musician in breeches playing his lute. From Crete, 17th c. 0.37x0.20 m. Gift of Manina Mantzouni in memory of Anna Apostolaki.

Scarf  Greece (made) Date:1900-1930 (made)

Scarf Greece (made) Date:1900-1930 (made)

Greek Orthodox embroidery

Greek Orthodox embroidery

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