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Border or valance: T.5-1982

Object information

Maker(s)

Unknown

Description

Linen border or valance made of two joined pieces. Embroidered in red silk in long-armed cross stitch. A large repeat pattern of a flowering branch with confronting birds is worked between borders of a repeated stylized flower or plant motif. The top and bottom edges are finished with a complex buttonhole or needle lace border.

Notes

History note: From the collection of Sir Arthur Evans

Legal notes

Given by Dr Gertrude Caton-Thompson

Measurements and weight

Length: 183 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Cyprus ⪼ Greece

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1982-06-07) by Caton-Thompson, Gertrude

Dating

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

Components of the work

Max Width 35.5 cm

Materials used in production

embroidery Silk ground Linen

Techniques used in production

Weaving : Linen border or valance made of two joined pieces. Embroidered in red silk in long-armed cross stitch. A large repeat pattern of a flowering branch with confronting birds is worked between borders of a repeated stylized flower or plant motif. The top and bottom edges are finished with a complex buttonhole or needle lace border.
Embroidering

References and bibliographic entries

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Identification numbers

Accession number: T.5-1982
Primary reference Number: 110443
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 2 December 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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