Embroidered square pillow case

Greek (Epirus, Yannina)
18th century


Object Place: Yannina, [Greek Islands], Epirus, Greece

Dimensions

85.3 x 67.3 cm (33 9/16 x 26 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

55.170

Medium or Technique

Linen tabby with silk (chainstitch) embroidery

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Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Embroidered square pillow case, ground of unbleached linen worked almost solidly with dark polychrome silks in stem, chain, and herringbone stitches, blue and orange predominating in design of long lance shaped curling ornamental leaves, with floral veins, rosette-like blossoms in interspaces, narrow stylized floral border on all four sides; condition poor, many breaks and holes, very soiled.

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Lila Wetherbee