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Fragment of a skirt border

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Fragment of a skirt border, composed of two fragments which were probably originally from the same skirt. Silk yarns on linen and cotton ground. Design shows birds and carnations flanking urns and flowers, two double-tailed mermaids and one bicephalous eagle; a border of birds(roosters?) flanking...

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Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection

Greek Islands (Crete), 18th or 19th century

Object Place

Crete, Greece


65 x 35.5 cm (25 9/16 x 14 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Silk embroidery on Linen and cotton


Textiles and Fashion Arts