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Cover or valance: T.29-1946

Object information


Unknown (Production)


Linen cover or valance

Embroidered with red silk in darning stitch. a twisted and knotted fringe attached to three sides.

Legal notes

Given by George de Menasce

Measurements and weight

Length: 38 cm
Width: 161.5 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Naxos ⪼ Cyclades ⪼ Greece

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1946-09-25) by de Menasce, George


18th century
Circa 1701 CE - Circa 1801 CE


Although the colour and stitch are typical of Naxos work, there is not the characteristic change of stitch direction. the pattern also has a less empathic linear element and intead is a rhythmic arrangement of three pattern blocks.

Materials used in production

embroidery Silk ground Linen

Techniques used in production

Weaving : Embroidered with red silk in darning stitch. a twisted and knotted fringe attached to three sides.

References and bibliographic entries

Related exhibitions

Identification numbers

Accession number: T.29-1946
Primary reference Number: 110349
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 2 December 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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