18th century Ottoman Greek islands embroidery

18th century Ottoman Greek islands embroidery

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This Greek island embroidery from the 18th century displays a fascinating confluence of design influences from across Ottoman controlled areas.  The variety of floral motifs, and the way in which they are arranged, provides the viewer with a sort of visual tasting platter of the Greek island design repertoire. 

  • Condition - Good. All original with minimal damage considering age. Some areas of losses to embroidery.
  • Size - 7' x 5'6"
  • Age - 18th century
  • Technical information -  Silk, wool and metal embroidery on linen.

 

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