Greek Island embroidery

Greek Islands (Patmos, Dodecanese)


25 x 96 cm (9 13/16 x 37 13/16 in.); Legacy dimension: .96 x .25

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Cotton and silk

Not On View


Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Heavy white cotton; on one side a narrow conventional border of points etc. embroidered with a pinkish yellow silk, above this is darned, with dull yellowish and bright green silk a row of symmetrical forms composed of a stem, two large leaves and what was probably meant for a flower. These are separated by narrower plant(?) forms. Cut from a larger piece. Separate figures are embroidered on one side and a band of embroidery runs through the middle of the piece.

Credit Line

Benjamin Pierce Cheney Donation