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White linen ground embroidered solidly with dark blue silk and an occasional bit of purple, in satin, herringbone, chain, and buttonhole stitches, in symmetrical design of leaf-framed ogives, filled with floral and bird outlines. Some yellowish stains.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Jesse H. Metcalf

Greek Islands (Crete), 18th century

Object Place

Crete, Greece

Dimensions

251 cm (98 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

48.405

Medium or Technique

Linen; embroidered with silk

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes