Fragment of a skirt border

Greek Island (Crete)
18th or 19th century


Object Place: Crete, Greek Islands

Dimensions

72.5 cm (28 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

1971.435

Medium or Technique

Linen; silk embroidery on linen or cotton

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Includes floral scrollwork, double-tailed mermaid above urn, double-headed eagle above crowns, birds, and two human figures, shows Italian influence; narrow border of scrollwork and carnations along bottom edge. Worked with polychrome silk yarns on probably a linen and cotton ground.

Credit Line

Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Harry A. Hill