Fragment from a bed valance

Greek Islands (Dodecanese, Rhodes)
18th century


Object Place: Rhodes, Dodecanese, Greece

Dimensions

Overall: 24.3 x 14.5 cm (9 9/16 x 5 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

59.436

Medium or Technique

Linen, embroidery

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Natural linen tabby-woven ground, embroidered with thick floss silks in cross stitch giving a strong relief effect. Symmetrical, conventionalized brick-red tree form with yellow-green details. Edges raveling. Whitish incrustation on reverse. Linen browned.

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Aimée and Miss Rosamond Lamb