Cushion cover

Greek Islands (Dodecanese, Nisyros)
18th century

Object Place: Rhodes, Dodecanese, Greece


87.5 x 39.5 cm (34 7/16 x 15 9/16 in.); Legacy dimension: 15 1/2 x 34 1/2 in.

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Embroidered cotton

Not On View


Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Natural cotton tabby-woven ground, emroidered in tent and cross stitches. Each face has a border on three sides showing alternating blue, brown and greenish-yellow conventionalized plants set at an angle. Edges show narrow lines of stitches in same colors plus yellow-orange. Brown stains; a few white wax stains. Linen browned.

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Aimée and Miss Rosamond Lamb