Cushion cover

Greek Islands (Rhodes)
18th Century

Object Place: Rhodes, Dodecanese, Greece


52.5 x 43 cm (20 11/16 x 16 15/16 in.); Legacy dimension: 20 3/8 x 16 3/4 in.

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Linen, embroidery

Not On View


Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Natural linen tabby-woven ground, embroidered with heavy floss silks in cross, herring-bone and fancy binding stitches giving a strong relief effect. Both faces show borders of alternating dark red and blue-green leaf forms set at an angle. Narrow red and green borders; seams covered by narrow bands of pale green and yellow ochre fancy openwork stitchery. Linen stamped with mark on both faces. Stained and patched. Linen browned.

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Aimée and Miss Rosamond Lamb