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Scarf

Greek Islands (Northern Islands, Northern Sporad)
19th century


Object Place: Northern Islands, Northern Sporades, Skryos, Greece

Dimensions

Overall: 194.9 x 38.7 cm (76 3/4 x 15 1/4 in.); Length with fringe: 81 3/4 in.

Accession Number

59.773

Medium or Technique

Silk; embroidery

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Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Crimson silk, tabby-woven, with crêpe effect and textured weft stripes. Embroidered at each end with polychrome silks and gold yarns in double darning, double running and satin stitches. Pattern shows a row of large sprigs surmounted by rows of smaller sprigs, or plants, and birds. Warp fringe with small tassels at each end. A number of small holes and black stains.

Credit Line

Helen and Alice Colburn Fund