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Long cushion cover: T.22-1949

Object information

Maker(s)

Unknown

Description

Two joined pieces of linen make up a long cushion cover.

Embroidered with polychrome silks in darning and stem stitch with some silver metal thread in filling and stem stitch. Design includes borders of large rose sprays and leaves.

Legal notes

Given by Sir Augustus and Lady Daniel

Measurements and weight

Length: 135 cm
Width: 55.5 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Yannina ⪼ Epirus ⪼ Greece

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1949-06-25) by Augustus, Daniel, Sir & Lady

Dating

18th-early 19th century
Circa 1701 CE - Circa 1820 CE

Note

The borders and corner motifs follow the conventional arrangement of Epirot cushion covers and the design is another variant of flower, leaf and branch motifs. However the use of darning stitch, with a multitude of colours worked in a rather arbitrary fashion, produces a much more stylized overall effect compared to other cushion covers from Yannina ( see T.19-1946)

Materials used in production

embroidery Silk embroidery Silver metal thread ground Linen

Techniques used in production

Weaving : Embroidered with polychrome silks in darning and stem stitch with some silver metal thread in filling and stem stitch. Design includes borders of large rose sprays and leaves.
Embroidering

References and bibliographic entries

Related exhibitions

Identification numbers

Accession number: T.22-1949
Primary reference Number: 110412
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 17 October 2017 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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