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3 finished edges remaining. Plain woven linen ground embroidered with polychrome silks mainly in darning stitch. Design of highly conventionalized plant forms flanked by pairs of fantastic animals with bird feet, wings, and human faces. Linen browned, stained. Silks faded. Washed 19vi74

Credit Line

Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Harry A. Hill

Northern Islands (Northern Sporades, Skyros), probably 18th century

Object Place

Skyros, Northern Islands, Northern Sponades, Greek Islands


44 cm (17 5/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Linen; silk embroidery on linen


Textiles and Fashion Arts