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Bed furnishing

19th century

Object Place: Chechaoven or Tetoven, Morocco


Overall: 257 x 201 cm (101 3/16 x 79 1/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Embroidered cotton

Not On View


Africa and Oceania, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Large field of white cotton with a pair of similar parallel rectangular design areas which run from top to bottom. Designs: a central star motif heavily embroidered in green silk yarns with three applied star-like devices, a larger central one flanked by a pair of smaller ones of floral and geometric motives in red silk and metallic yarns plus spangels. This is continued on either side into rectangular areas of similar green silk embroidery, each with a square panel bearing a symmetrical stylized floral (?) motif in bright polychrome silk yarns. The field is soiled; applique is worn.

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection