Greek Islands (Crete)
Object Place: Crete, Greek Islands, Greece
33.5 x 48.5 cm (13 3/16 x 19 1/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
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Pillow cover (one face only). Natural linen tabby-woven ground, embroidered with pale yellow, pink, browns in red, green-blue and blue floss silks in satin, split, ladder and stem stitches. All-over trellis pattern defined by scrolling leaves and rosettes; in each compartment, a conventionlaized plant; two compartments contain peacocks. Narrow border shows simple blocaks of alternating colors. Linen browned; silks gone in many places, leaving drawing visible.
Gift of Miss Gertrude Townsend