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Hanging made up from a number of bands of embroidery

Greek Islands (Crete)
18th century

Object Place: Crete, Greece


273.5 x 157.8 cm (107 11/16 x 62 1/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Linen, embroidery

Not On View


Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Hanging made up from a number of bands of embroidery; linen ground, probably all unbleached but varying in shade, most of bands embroidered with purplish-red silk, with outer border on all four sides embroidred with reddish-orange silk; all designs based on carnation with exception of border bands which are smaller in scale and show variety of stylized floral motives; soiled; brass rings sewn along upper edge, a number of breaks in the seams, several cracks in the embroidery.


Paid $50.00 at World's Fair, Chicago. Lent by Mr. Albert F. Schenkelberger, Nov, 16, 1906. Returned September 14, 1908.

Credit Line

Gift of the daughters of Albert F. Schenkelberger, Mrs. John H. Brewer, Mrs. Lillian Schwab, and Mrs. Herbert B. Wright