Towel or cushion cover
Greek (Southern Cyclades Islands, possibly Anap)
Object Place: possibly Anaphe or Sifnos, Southern Cyclades Islands, Greece
66 cm (26 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Two lengths of plain weave cotton (central area white, vertical border stripes in red, white, yellow and blue) joined by embroidery. Embroidery design in cotton: Left panel - large female figure with upturned arms, peacocks, and other birds. Right panel - smaller female figure with upturned arms flanked by two larger male figures, five smaller figures below. Colors - red, yellow, blue, green. Top edge hemmed, bottom edge, selvedge. Condition: several holes in left panel.
Gift of Alice Horrax Schell