One face of a cushion cover

Northern Islands (Northern Sporades, Skyros)
probably 18th century


Object Place: Skyros, Northern Islands, Northern Sponades, Greek Islands

Dimensions

44 cm (17 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

1970.555

Medium or Technique

Linen; silk embroidery on linen

Not On View

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

3 finished edges remaining. Plain woven linen ground embroidered with polychrome silks mainly in darning stitch. Design of highly conventionalized plant forms flanked by pairs of fantastic animals with bird feet, wings, and human faces. Linen browned, stained. Silks faded. Washed 19vi74

Credit Line

Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Harry A. Hill