Border from a bed cover

Greek Islands
17th century

Object Place: Greece, Epirus or Ionian Islands


41 x 247 cm (16 1/8 x 97 1/4 in.) (detail shown)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Linen embroidered with silk

Not On View


Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Unbleached linen(?) embroidered with design of large red tulip-shaped buds detailed with stems bearing circular flowers, and blue leaf-like forms. Smaller forms are scattered over the ground. Border on three sides has design of undulating stem bearing red, blue and yellow leaves. Worked in deep blue, red, yellow and light green silks.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection