Embroidered cover

Possibly Moroccan (Rabat)
18th–19th century

Object Place: Morocco (Rabat) (possibly)


121 x 99 cm (47 5/8 x 39 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Embroidered cotton

Not On View


Textiles and Fashion Arts



White cotton field with a lattice design. Embroidered at either end is a bulbous motif that tapers at the top and curves to one side, repeating side by side; six in all. In five open rows over the field are similiar crosslike motives made of small oblong color areas. Bordered at either end by a zig-zag band. Red, yellow, green, blue and black floss silk yarns. Mounted on red silk. A protective piece of fabric attaches over the embroidery by snaps. Slightly worn; some repairs.


The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection; Gift from Elizabeth Day McCormick to the MFA, 1943

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection