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Hanging made up from a number of bands of embroidery

Greek Islands (Crete)
18th century


Object Place: Crete, Greece

Dimensions

273.5 x 157.8 cm (107 11/16 x 62 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

53.935

Medium or Technique

Linen, embroidery

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

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.

Provenance

Paid $50.00 at World's Fair, Chicago. Lent by Mr. Albert F. Schenkelberger, Nov, 16, 1906. Returned September 14, 1908.

Credit Line

Gift of the daughters of Albert F. Schenkelberger, Mrs. John H. Brewer, Mrs. Lillian Schwab, and Mrs. Herbert B. Wright