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Hem of a skirt

Red silk with a conventional design of plant forms worked with red, green. blue and white silk, and gilt thread; joined by blue fagotting. This piece has been labeled as having been made in Mytilene, but it is very suggestive of the work done in Turkey.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Greek (Northern Greek Islands, Skyros or Paros), 18th century

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk; embroidery


Textiles and Fashion Arts