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Border, probably of a bed valance

Linen embroidered with red, green, blue and beige silks, edged with green, beige, and occasionally blue tassels on three sides. Two pieces sewn together. Counted thread design showing along two long sides rows of confronting birds, alternating green and blue (blue mostly missing); between these...

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Credit Line

Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Harry A. Hill

Greek Islands (Cyclades, possibly Syphnos), 18th–19th century

Object Place

possibly Syphnos, Cyclades, Greek Islands

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Medium or Technique

Linen; embroidery


Textiles and Fashion Arts