Fragment of a skirt border

Greek Islands (Crete)
18th or 19th century

Object Place: Crete, Greece


65 x 35.5 cm (25 9/16 x 14 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk embroidery on Linen and cotton

Not On View


Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Fragment of a skirt border, composed of two fragments which were probably originally from the same skirt. Silk yarns on linen and cotton ground. Design shows birds and carnations flanking urns and flowers, two double-tailed mermaids and one bicephalous eagle; a border of birds(roosters?) flanking flowers alternating with carnations flanking crowns runs along the lower edge. Three sides cut; right side ends in selvedge.

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection