Requires Photography

Ends of a head-scarf

Greek or Albanian


52 x 30 cm (20 1/2 x 11 13/16 in.); Legacy dimension: .30 x .52

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Wool, Cotton and silk; embroidery

Not On View


Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Heavy white cotton, on which are worked with red wool, and black and golden-brown silk borders of different widths, and three rectangular blocks; on two sides are orange, red, and black tassels, and across the bottom is fastened a fringe of white cotton, into which are knotted bunches of orange and red wool, and golden-brown silk. These pieces are worn as decorations on the tops of the sleeves of the womens’ coats, not as flaps on their pockets as the donor thought.

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Harriet S. Tolman