User Menu

MFA for Educators

Engage your students with the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to illustrate themes and concepts in any discipline.

Sock

Start collecting

Woman's regional sock. Kitted wool, white on leg; red, black, blue geometric knitted pattern bands on lower leg and foot, rows of metallic embroidery between bands. Peasant heel joined by chain stitching. (Worn with leather shoe by peasant or nomadic groups.)

Provenance

Purchased by donor from Hassam, rue des St. Peres, Paris.

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection

Greek, 19th century

Object Place

Possibly Macedonia, Greece

Dimensions

26.5 x 49.5 cm (10 7/16 x 19 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

43.1230

Medium or Technique

Wool; knitted

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes