Rectangular pocketbook with flap

Greek
19th century


Object Place: Greece

Dimensions

11.8 x 20.1 cm (4 5/8 x 7 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

59.632

Medium or Technique

Silk; embroidery

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Completely covered with heavy silks embroidered in cross stitches and couched, plied silk cords. Pattern shows narrow diagonal bands in shades of red, blue, yellow and green, wih dots of contrasting colors. Binding of neutral greenish yellow yarns bundled under blue stitches. Small ball tassel attached to bottom. Linked with striped silk. Worn; some breaks in lining.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Ivan Hekimian