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Panel or cushion cover: T.35-1949

Object information

Maker(s)

Unknown (Production)

Description

Linen panel or cushion cover embroidered with polychrome silks in darning, back, chain, eyelet and satin stitch. The design includes figurative, floral and bird motifs and a lattice of stylized leaves.

Legal notes

Given by Sir Augustus and Lady Daniel

Measurements and weight

Length: 89 cm
Width: 51 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Northern Sporades ⪼ Greek islands ⪼ 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

Whilst the figurative, floral and bird motifs are all characteristic of Skyros embroidery, the lattice is unusual although similar patterns are found on cushion borders usually attributed to the Northern Sporades. The leaf lattice also bears some resemblance to the style and arrangement of Naxos embroidery and it has been suggested that such patterns were brought to the Northern islands from the Cyclades, perhaps, through intermarriage, and were incorporated into the local repertoire as a subsidiary pattern.

Materials used in production

embroidery Silk ground Linen

Techniques used in production

Weaving : Linen panel or cushion cover embroidered with polychrome silks in darning, back, chain, eyelet and satin stitch. The design includes figurative, floral and bird motifs and a lattice of stylized leaves.
Embroidering

References and bibliographic entries

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Identification numbers

Accession number: T.35-1949
Primary reference Number: 110426
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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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