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Ceremonial bed cover

Greek (Yannina)
18th century

Object Place: Yannina, Greece


236 cm (92 15/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Linen, embroidery

Not On View


Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Four narrow strips of fine linen, butt-seamed to form large rectangular cover. Field shows all-over pattern of a conventionalized bouquet repeated with slight variations. Narrow border shows regular repeat of a conventionalized rose sprig. Embroidered with pinkish-red, yellow-green, blue, salmon, violet, black and white silks in steps and couched diagonal stitches and satin stitches in border guards. Much darned, patched, stained; silks worn and missing in many places.

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. Moustapha Avigdor