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Three panels of linen worked in running, double running, darning, and cross stitches in polychrome silk threads and joined together with striped yellow and blue silk ribbon. Border design of large fantastical, peacock-like birds and jars of flowers (tulips, carnations etc.) on which small birds...

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Charles Hitchcock Tyler (b. 1863 - d. 1931), Boston [see note 1]; 1933, given by Mr. Tyler's estate to the MFA. (Accession Date: February 2, 1933) NOTES: [1] Karl Singer, the executor of the Tyler estate, came across MFA accession nos. 33.22 and 33.23 while cleaning out Mr. Tyler's home. Attached to them was a note from Mrs. Tyler saying that they were intended for the MFA. They were subsequently given in Abby L. Tyler's name.

Credit Line

Gift in the name of Abby L. Tyler

Greek Islands, 18th–19th century

Object Place

Skyros, Northern Sporades, Greece


Overall: 161 x 245cm (63 3/8 x 96 7/16in.)

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Medium or Technique

Linen plain weave, embroidered with silk


Textiles and Fashion Arts