Sleeve of a woman's dress

18th or 19th century

Object Place: Dodecanese, possibly Nisyros, Greece


74 x 84.5 cm (29 1/8 x 33 1/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Linen or cotton embroidered with silk

Not On View


Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Two sleeves of a chemise, worn at weddings and on special occasions. Worked with silk yarns. Design of sixteen parallel rows of orange stylized leaves, separated by densely embroidered parallel orange bands; six large blue semicircular motifs at either edge which would have been sewn together, with the seam on the inside of the sleeve; sleeves, when attached to the chemise, would have been wide and flared.

Credit Line

Gift of Arthur E. Davis in the name of Alice Cheney Baltzell