Hanging made up from a number of bands of embroidery
Greek Islands (Crete)
Object Place: Crete, Greece
273.5 x 157.8 cm (107 11/16 x 62 1/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
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Hanging made up from a number of bands of embroidery; linen ground, probably all unbleached but varying in shade, most of bands embroidered with purplish-red silk, with outer border on all four sides embroidred with reddish-orange silk; all designs based on carnation with exception of border bands which are smaller in scale and show variety of stylized floral motives; soiled; brass rings sewn along upper edge, a number of breaks in the seams, several cracks in the embroidery.
Paid $50.00 at World's Fair, Chicago. Lent by Mr. Albert F. Schenkelberger, Nov, 16, 1906. Returned September 14, 1908.
Gift of the daughters of Albert F. Schenkelberger, Mrs. John H. Brewer, Mrs. Lillian Schwab, and Mrs. Herbert B. Wright