Embroidered fabric

Greek (Cyclades Islands, Naxos)
18th century


Dimensions

Overall (objects folded; old dimensions retained): 53.5 x 57 cm (21 1/16 x 22 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

98.969b

Medium or Technique

Linen, embroidery

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Heavy white linen ground; the geometrical design is worked with red silk, variety of coloring being given by the direction of the stitches. On three sides of each piece of linen is a narrow border of geometrical forms. Pieced and mended.

Provenance

Purchased by the donor of D.G. Kelekian, for $22.00.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection