Valance

Greek
18th or 19th century


Object Place: probably Cos, Dodecanese, Greece

Dimensions

183 x 64.5 cm (72 1/16 x 25 3/8 in.) (detail shown)

Accession Number

43.361

Medium or Technique

Silk embroidery

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Polychrome silk yarns on undertermined ground. Design shows nine repeats of the “glastra” pattern flanked by birds and small ships; embroidery along one long side and two short sides, fringe along three sides.

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection