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Cushion cover: T.27-1949

Object information

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Production: Unknown




Cotton cushion cover embroidered with polychrome silks in cross stitch. (blue, buff, green and red)

Legal notes

Given by Sir Augustus and Lady Daniel

Measurements and weight

Length: 57 cm
Width: 41 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Nisyros ⪼ Dodecanese ⪼ Greece

Acquisition and important dates

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


19th century
Circa 1801 CE - Circa 1901 CE


The style of embroidery produced by the thick, loosely twisted silks is quite close to that of Rhodes, the island where this cover were purchased in 1902. However the motifs are joined rather than seperate as in typical Rhodian work and are stylistically closer to border patterns associated with nearby Nisyros. The use of insertion stitch to join the two faces of the cover and the small tassels is also typical of Nisyros.

Materials used in production

embroidery Silk
ground Cotton

Techniques used in production

Weaving : Cotton cushion cover embroidered with polychrome silks in cross stitch. (blue, buff, green and red)

References and bibliographic entries

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Identification numbers

Accession number: T.27-1949
Primary reference Number: 110418
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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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