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Rectangle with embroidery seamed to tapered ties at each end. Plain woven cotton ground embroidered with polychrome silks and gilt silver yarns mainly in double darning stitch. Design of elaborate vase and plant forms flanked by 2 mermaid-like creatures. Simple bobbin lace trimming in gilt...

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Credit Line

Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Harry A. Hill

Greek Islands (Skyros), 18th century

Object Place

Skyros, Northern Islands, Northern Sponades, Greek Islands


115 cm (45 1/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Cotton embroidered with silk and gilt-silver yarns


Textiles and Fashion Arts