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Bed hanging

Greek Islands (Kos)
18th century


Object Place: Kos, Greek Islands

Dimensions

269 cm (105 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

1970.558

Medium or Technique

Linen; weaving

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Made of 3 widths of plain woven linen seamed together. Embroidered in silks in cross stitch. Small square ornaments along all selvedges and ends. In center of each width is a vertical row of large ornaments composed of flowers in a handled vase. Ornaments alternately red and green, although occasionally blue is substituted for green and beige for red. Linen browned and stained, a few holes and darned places. Silks faded and some repairs in the embroidery. Washed: 26vi74

Credit Line

Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Harry A. Hill