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Valance: T.32-1949

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Description

Linen valance of eight joined pieces embroidered with polychrome silks in darning stitch. There are remnants of a silk fringe with tassels. Paired, broad-leaf, repeat pattern.

Legal notes

Given by Sir Augustus and Lady Daniel

Measurements and weight

Length: 186.25 cm
Width: 45 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Amorgos ⪼ Cyclades ⪼ Greece

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

18th century
Circa 1701 CE - Circa 1801 CE

Note

The paired, broad-leaf, repeat pattern is very similar to that found on embroidery attributed not only to another Cycladic island Milos, but also to Kos, Patmos and Rhodes in the Dodecanese. The distinguishing feature of Amorgos work is believed to be in the combination of three colours: red, green and beige, brown or purple.

Materials used in production

embroidery Silk
ground Linen

Techniques used in production

Weaving : Linen valance of eight joined pieces embroidered with polychrome silks in darning stitch. There are remnants of a silk fringe with tassels. Paired, broad-leaf, repeat pattern.
Embroidering

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Identification numbers

Accession number: T.32-1949
Primary reference Number: 110423
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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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