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Piece-work cover

Possibly Bulgarian or Northern Greek
18th–19th century

Object Place: Florina, Bulgaria or Northern Greece (possibly)


79 x 79 cm (31 1/8 x 31 1/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Linen, embroidery

Not On View


Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Square pice-work cover. Square central field of tan linen gauze with a simple symmetrical floral spray in white, blue, geen and red silk yarns plus metallic yarns and metal strips. Around this is a narrow border of predominatly purple silk yarns with geometric motives. The wide main border is constructed of embroidered squares joined at the edges. Each square has a red cotton ground with stylized leaf and geometric motives embroidered i nred, white and yellow silk yarns plus green and blue wool yarns. Tassels on each corner with polychrome wool and silk tufts. Stained in some areas; faded.

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection