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ULITA - an Archive of International Textiles

border fragment
Date: 18th century
Dimensions: 90 x 8 cm (35 7/16 x 3 1/8 in.)
Medium: silk, linen
Made in: Greece
Description: The embroidered pattern consists of oblique leaves placed side by side to produce two parallel border lines. Needlework holds the two separate pieces of base fabric together in the middle. The embroidery has been worked using alternating red and green colours, and using cross stitch. These are both typical characteristics of Rhodian embroidery. A selvedge border of the same needlework as used elsewhere runs along one side.
Inv. No.: 934

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