A fragment from a C 18 Cretan skirt border with some motifs derived from Italian renaissance art and others from Byzantine art. Mostly embroidered in feather stitch. The color of this embroidery is particularly rich in nuance.

A fragment from a C 18 Cretan skirt border with some motifs derived from Italian renaissance art and others from Byzantine art. Mostly embroidered in feather stitch. The color of this embroidery is particularly rich in nuance.

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An example of Cretan embroidery.

An example of Cretan embroidery.

A white cotton skirt border embroidered with crimson red silk depicting birds atop flowering shrubs. Crete, Greek Islands, 18th c., silk on cotton,

A white cotton skirt border embroidered with crimson red silk depicting birds atop flowering shrubs. Crete, Greek Islands, 18th c., silk on cotton,

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