Six sleeves

Nisyros
18th century


Dimensions

104 x 217 cm (40 15/16 x 85 7/16 in.); Legacy dimension: 2.17 x 1.04

Accession Number

33.446

Medium or Technique

Linen and silk; embroidery

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Six sleeves, sewed together. Ground: coarse linen. Design: vertical rows of small pomegranates, separated by bands of discs and ovals worked in irregular cross stitch (not pulled tight) with several shades of green silk; across bottom of each sleeve a green border through which runs a vine worked with worn metal thread, length of each sleeve and underarm gussets ornamented by discs worked with reddish orange, neutral orange, green, and black silk, and worn metal thread.

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Elizabeth Mifflin Hammond