Embroidered linen fragment worked in silk in shades of blue, russet, green and ivory in herringbone stitch with crescent shaped leafy fronds containing round russet and ivory round flowers with more flowers filling up the rest of the field. The Epirus region, which is on mainland Greece, stayed the longest under Ottoman rule and as such reflects a strong Ottoman influence in its style. The herringbone stitch though is unique to the Epirus region.
Circa: 17th century
Material: Silk embroidery on linen
Condition: Some holes to ground, minor soiling and fading, very good
Dimensions: 42" x 16"
Inventory number: TX4001