Requires Photography

Towel or cushion cover

Greek (Southern Cyclades Islands, possibly Anap)
19th century

Object Place: possibly Anaphe or Sifnos, Southern Cyclades Islands, Greece


66 cm (26 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Embroidered cotton

Not On View


Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



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.

Credit Line

Gift of Alice Horrax Schell