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Curtain

Greek Islands (Dodecanese, Rhodes)
18th century


Object Place: Rhodes, Dodecanese, Greece

Dimensions

60.5 x 238.5 cm (23 13/16 x 93 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

59.441

Medium or Technique

Linen, embroidery

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Made up of two tapered sections of a bed tent and a narrow strip.
Natural linen tabby-woven ground, embroidered with thick floss silks in cross stitch, giving a strong relief effect. Ornaments, alternating red and green, arranged in stripes, showing conventionalized trees and leaves set at an angle. Seams, and some of the ornaments, embroidered later with buff and yellow-green coarse silk. Stains; Small holes and patches. Linen browned. Some original ornaments show coarse repairs. Tape and metal rings sewn along top.

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Aimée and Miss Rosamond Lamb