Pillow cover

Greek Islands (Ionia, Paxos)
18th century


Dimensions

Overall: 56 x 46.4 cm (22 1/16 x 18 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

14.868

Medium or Technique

Cotton, Linen and silk; embroidery

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Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Cross-stitch. White linen; the design of conventional, symmetrical plant forms running from the outer edge, toward the center, birds and animals, is worked with red, blue, black, yellow and green silk. On three sides of the back are symmetrical conventional plant forms; on the fourth side a border of blocks. The back and front are joined with fagoting, done with red and blue cotton. There are silk tassels on two corners.

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Adelaide Pearson