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Linen, embroidered heavily with red silk

Moorish
17th century (?)


Dimensions

83 x 200 cm (32 11/16 x 78 3/4 in.); legacy dimension: 2. x .83

Accession Number

76.459

Medium or Technique

Linen and silk; embroidery

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Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Linen, embroidered heavily with red silk. In the center three small stars worked in bright yellow, red, blue, purple, magenta, white and light and dark green. On each end are sewed pieces of linen, on which are embroidered with tent stitch, a tile like design in the same bright colors. Beyond this, stripes woven with red, green and yellow silk.

Provenance

Purchased at the Centennial Exposition, Philadelphia

Credit Line

General Funds