Bridal chemise

Greek Islands (Northern Sporades, Skyros)
18th–19th century

Object Place: Skyros, Northern Sporades, Greek Islands


129.5 cm (51 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk embroidered with silk and gilt-silver yarns

Not On View


Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Maroon silk bodice and yellow ankle-length skirt. Bodice has deep V-neckline and wide flared sleeves edged with two rows of rose spray design worked with silk and gilt-silver yarns; skirt unembroidered except for hem which would show beneath overskirt and is bordered with circles and stylized birds embroidered with silk yarns.

Credit Line

Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Harry A. Hill