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Hanging

Mantle-shaped hanging(?) made up of pieces of Albanian costume. Swirling arabesques, various shapes and stylezed floral motives in couched, twisted metallic yarns, resembling a chain stitch, on a red velvet ground. Extensive, couched repairs. Badly worn in some areas; lines.

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection

Probably Albanian, 18th–19th century

Object Place

Albania (probably)

Accession Number

51.2467

Medium or Technique

Embroidery

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles