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Bed cover

Albanian
1800–50


Object Place: Albania

Dimensions

131 x 195 cm (51 9/16 x 76 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

56.165

Medium or Technique

Silk; weaving

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Fine wild silk ground, very open tabby weave. Pattern produced by interweaving heavy, twisted white cotton yarns which in places produces openwork patterns. Pattern entirely geometric: main field shows bands of cotton alternating with wider bands of ground decorated with triangles and diamonds; at each end, a narrow band showing diamonds and triangles and a narrow red or purple silk stripe. Made of three loom widths, seamed. Fibers browned.

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Penelope B. Noyes