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Bed cover

Made of three widths of plain woven linen, seamed together. Embriodered along the outer edges with sailing ships in polychrome silks mainly in double darning stitch. Condition good, but several weak places near the edges of the linen. Silks faded. Washed: 5vii73

Credit Line

Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Harry A. Hill

Greek (Northern Islands, Northern Sponad), 18th–19th century

Object Place

Skyros, Northern Islands, Northern Sponades, Greek Islands

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Medium or Technique

Linen; weaving


Textiles and Fashion Arts