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Bed spread (three widths): T.48-1946

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Description

Loosely woven linen bedspread with polychrome embroidered silk, in darning, buttonhole, open hem, satin and stem stitch and needle weaving.

Three widths of linen joined by an insertion of red ribbon joined to the linen with an insertion stitch. The middle width has a large spray of flowers at each edge. The motif of the rest of the field is arranged to form a rectangular pattern with a central medallion containing a small vase with a large symetrical spray of flowers.

Legal notes

Given by George de Menasce

Measurements and weight

Length: 219 cm
Width: 150 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Dodecanese ⪼ Greek islands ⪼ 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 combination of indigenous and Ottoman motifs is typical of Skyros embroidery.

Materials used in production

embroidery Silk
ground Linen

Techniques used in production

Weaving : Loosely woven linen bedspread with polychrome embroidered silk, in darning, buttonhole, open hem, satin and stem stitch and needle weaving. Three widths of linen joined by an insertion of red ribbon joined to the linen with an insertion stitch. The middle width has a large spray of flowers at each edge. The motif of the rest of the field is arranged to form a rectangular pattern with a central medallion containing a small vase with a large symetrical spray of flowers.
Embroidering

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Identification numbers

Accession number: T.48-1946
Primary reference Number: 110381
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 2 December 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

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

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