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Bag, made from a fragment of a woman's skirt

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Coarse cotton ground. Wide band of embroidery bordered at bottom by a row of flat points; bottom of bag is of plain cotton. Embroidery, done with polychrome silks in stem filling stitches, shows conventionalized flowering plants in red, green and blue on a black ground; narrow geometric and...

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Credit Line

Anonymous gift

Greek (Attica), 19th century

Object Place

Attica, Greece


Overall (measured flat on side): 29.2 x 23 x 1 cm (11 1/2 x 9 1/16 x 3/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Embroidered cotton


Textiles and Fashion Arts