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Embroidery on a shirt front

Fragment of a shirt front. Coarse, tabby-woven linen, slit part way down center. Coarse blue and brown wools embroidered in stem and darning stitches form pattern of stars, crescents and stripes. Trimmed with red cotton. Edges raveled; cotton faded. Linen partially browned.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Ivan Hekimian

Greek (probably Attica), 19th century

Object Place

Attica, Greece

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Linen, embroidery


Textiles and Fashion Arts