Bridal chemise

Greek
18th or 19th century


Object Place: Karpathos, Dodecanese, Astypalaia, Greece

Dimensions

Center back: 138.5 cm (54 1/2 in.) (detail of sleeve shown)

Accession Number

43.399

Medium or Technique

Silk and metallic yarn embroidery

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Chemise, forming one part of bridal costume. Polychrome silk yarns on undetermined ground, very full sleeves gathered at shoulders, metallic yarns at top of sleeve along shoulder line. Embroidery on sleeves consists of several narrow vertical rows of leaves and stylized forms, and four repeats of the “Dixos” pattern along inner side; embroider along hem shows ships, animals and human figures. Yellow stain near hem on front of chemise.

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection