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Fragment from a bed valance

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Natural linen tabby-woven ground, embroidered with thick floss silks in cross stitch giving a strong relief effect. Symmetrical, conventionalized brick-red tree form with yellow-green details. Edges raveling. Whitish incrustation on reverse. Linen browned.

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Aimée and Miss Rosamond Lamb

Greek Islands (Dodecanese, Rhodes), 18th century

Object Place

Rhodes, Dodecanese, Greece


Overall: 27 x 16.5 cm (10 5/8 x 6 1/2 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Linen, embroidery


Textiles and Fashion Arts