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Bed cover

Greek
Late 18th or early 19th century


Object Place: Joannina, Province of Epirus, Greece

Dimensions

101.5 x 181.5 cm (39 15/16 x 71 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

43.362

Medium or Technique

Embroidery

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Polychrome silk yarns on undetermined ground. Composite of three borders sewn together and surrounded by a tripartite border, composed of fragments, of alternating rosettes and branching stemmed flowers; the design of the three central strips is of red flowers haing in their centers small white, beige and pale green flowers, and of deep blue ogival compartments encasing stemmed beige flowers; the ground is filled with randomly placed floral forms; the design shows strong Turkish influence. Black yarns outlining floral forms have almost entirely rotted away.

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection