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Sleeve of a woman's dress

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Two sleeves of a chemise, worn at weddings and on special occasions. Worked with silk yarns. Design of sixteen parallel rows of orange stylized leaves, separated by densely embroidered parallel orange bands; six large blue semicircular motifs at either edge which would have been sewn together,...

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Credit Line

Gift of Arthur E. Davis in the name of Alice Cheney Baltzell

Greek, 18th or 19th century

Object Place

Dodecanese, possibly Nisyros, Greece


74 x 84.5 cm (29 1/8 x 33 1/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Linen or cotton embroidered with silk


Textiles and Fashion Arts