Valance

Cyclades (Amorgos)
19th century


Object Place: Amorgos, Greek Islands, Cyclades, Greece

Dimensions

54.5 cm (21 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

55.167

Medium or Technique

Silk embroidery on cotton

Not On View

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

A bed valance of heavy cream colored cotton, embroidered in darning stitch with silks in shades of tan, and yellowish-green, border design showing repeat of stylized plant form with paired pointed leaves, between two rows of leaves a narrow repeat of stylized plant form in handles vase worked in cross stitch; fringe of heavy silk yarns with embroidred heading in blocks of white, tan, yellowish-green, pinkish-tan, and blue sewn to two short ends and bottom edge.

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Louisa Q. Pierce