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Ground: natural colored linen. Design: all-over geometric pattern (simplified Naxos leaf and star diaper) worked with red silk in darning stitch. Narrow border on four sides. Worn. Small ink stain. See note.

Credit Line

Bequest of Miss Ellen Starkey Bates

Greek (Cyclades Islands, Naxos), 18th century


116.5 x 47 cm (45 7/8 x 18 1/2 in.); Legacy dimension: .47 x 1.165 not including edges turned in

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Medium or Technique

Linen and silk; embroidery


Textiles and Fashion Arts