Greek Islands Composite Panel
Greek Island composites were pretty much about recycling old embroidery into a new utilitarian cloth. The embroidery fragments used tends to be of the most recent vintage in the center while the older pieces are found around the edges. The new usage is most often as a prayer arches or covers as befits textiles that are not very durable.As in this example, the origins of the fragments used can be diverse and include Macedonia, Albania, Bosnia and Turkey, not just the Greek Isles.
Circa: 19th century
Origin: Greek Islands
Material: Silk, wool and metallic thread embroidery on linen
Condition: One repaired hole, minor fraying around the edges, very good
Dimensions: 36" x 37"
Inventory number: TX4312