Embroidered square pillow case

Greek (Epirus, Yannina)
18th century

Object Place: Yannina, [Greek Islands], Epirus, Greece


85.3 x 67.3 cm (33 9/16 x 26 1/2 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Linen tabby with silk (chainstitch) embroidery

Not On View


Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Embroidered square pillow case, ground of unbleached linen worked almost solidly with dark polychrome silks in stem, chain, and herringbone stitches, blue and orange predominating in design of long lance shaped curling ornamental leaves, with floral veins, rosette-like blossoms in interspaces, narrow stylized floral border on all four sides; condition poor, many breaks and holes, very soiled.

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Lila Wetherbee