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Kerchief: T.36-1946

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Maker(s)

Production: Unknown

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Description

Linen kerchief embroidered with silk and gilt metal thread.

Embroidered in chain, double running, fishbone and satin stitch. At either end there is a large motif of a Cypress tree bearing a floral spray on either side. Both Cypress trees curve inwards, they bear flowers and above them a bird. In between them is a spray formed by a long leaf and flowers.

Legal notes

Given by George de Menasce

Measurements and weight

Length: 62 in
Width: 4.1/2 in

Place(s) associated

  • Lesbos ⪼ North Aegean ⪼ Greece

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

18th century
Circa 1701 CE - Circa 1801 CE

Note

The motif bears a distinctive resemblance to those found on 16th century Turkish Ismir plates

Materials used in production

embroidery Silk
embroidery Gilt metal thread
ground Linen

Techniques used in production

Weaving : Embroidered in chain, double running, fishbone and satin stitch. At either end there is a large motif of a Cypress tree bearing a floral spray on either side. Both Cypress trees curve inwards, they bear flowers and above them a bird. In between them is a spray formed by a long leaf and flowers
Embroidering

Identification numbers

Accession number: T.36-1946
Primary reference Number: 110356
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 17 October 2017 Last processed: Saturday 12 June 2021

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

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