Pillow cover

Greek Islands (Ionia, Paxos)
18th century


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

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Cotton, Linen and silk; embroidery

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Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



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