18th or 19th century
Object Place: Karpathos, Dodecanese, Astypalaia, Greece
Center back: 138.5 cm (54 1/2 in.) (detail of sleeve shown)
Medium or Technique
Silk and metallic yarn embroidery
Not On View
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.
The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection