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A ship.  Greek embroidery, on a towel.  Late-Ottoman era, 18th century.   Silk and metal thread on linen.  (Metropolitan museum, N.Y.).

Greek embroidery, on a towel. Silk and metal thread on linen. (Metropolitan museum, N.

17th Century Greek Island embroidery (Skyros)

17th Century Greek Island embroidery (Skyros)

Skyros ship embroidery Benaki Embroidery on the border of a bridal towel from Skyros island depicting a ship. Embroideries from Skyros, one of the most luxurious and more thoroughly studied categories of neo-Hellenic embroidery, are noted for their imaginative freedom of design, their joyous, naturalistic spirit, and endless chromatic variety. 18th-19th c.

Greek Textiles in the Benaki Museum, Athens

'Galleons', A Group of Ottoman Towels and Embroideries

'Galleons', A Group of Ottoman Towels and Embroideries

Decorative motifs were arranged horizontally, vertically,diagonally or in a circle with patterns repeating or alternating .Certain motifs were more popular such as the "tree of life" - a motif in Christian art referring to the Cross,and also,fruitfulness and nature's bounty.Other motifs were birds,flowers, double-headed eagles,churches,rosettes,anthemia - honeysuckle or palm leaves in radiating clusters, and geometric patterns.

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Folk Embroidery, Benaki Museum, Athens, Greece

Folk Embroidery, Tapestry Weaving, Athens Greece, Fabric Art, Benaki Museum, Costume Jewelry, Folk Art, Greek Costumes, Palestinian Embroidery

Skyros embroidery Bridal cushion from Skyros island with a scene containing three monumental structures on which human figures are depicted. The structure in the middle is surmounted with a miniature scene of a wedding, the bridal couple and a musician. 18th c. 0.44x0.43 m.

Embroidered Greek bridal cushion, from the Benaki Museum, Athens

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An Ottoman Ship on the over hundread years old handmade textile (i have just finished )

An Ottoman Ship on the over hundread years old handmade textile (i have just finished )*****

Embroidery Ottoman 18th century. Showing the influence of Rococo on Ottoman design.

Close-up of a late-Ottoman embroidery, century. Showing the influence of European Rococo on Ottoman design.

Greek Island Embroidery and Pull Work Pillows. image 4

Greek Island Embroidery and Pull Work Pillows

Greek Island Embroidery and Pull Work Pillows. image 4

SKYROS ISLAND,GREECE

Το κέντημα και τα υφαντά της Σκύρου

From Skyros, Greek.

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

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Towel or napkin

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