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Curtain

Greek Islands (Dodecanese, Rhodes)
18th century


Object Place: Rhodes, Dodecanese, Greece

Dimensions

489 x 15.3 cm (192 1/2 x 6 in.)

Accession Number

59.442b

Medium or Technique

Linen, embroidery

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Curtain, made up of several partial strips from bed hangings.
Natural linen tabby-woven ground, embroidered with thick floss silks in cross stitch giving a strong relief effect. Ornaments arranged in stripes, showing alternating conventionalized trees and plant forms, of different sizes, in shades of red and green. Soiled, stained and patched. Linen browned. tape and metal rings sewn along top.

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Aimée and Miss Rosamond Lamb