Sock

Greek
19th century


Object Place: Possibly Macedonia, Greece

Dimensions

26.5 x 49.5 cm (10 7/16 x 19 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

43.1230

Medium or Technique

Wool; knitted

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Woman’s regional sock. Kitted wool, white on leg; red, black, blue geometric knitted pattern bands on lower leg and foot, rows of metallic embroidery between bands. Peasant heel joined by chain stitching. (Worn with leather shoe by peasant or nomadic groups.)

Provenance

Purchased by donor from Hassam, rue des St. Peres, Paris.

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection