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Skirt border: T.6-1948

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Maker(s)

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Description

Linen skirt border embroidered with polychrome silks in Cretan feather, satin, fishbone, split stem, whipped stem and chain stitch with French knots. Five widths of linen which were originally from the bottom of a traditional skirt or chemise. The colour scheme changes from one end to the other, the dominant red gradually giving way to a palette of lighter greens, blues, yellows and creams.

Legal notes

Given by George de Menasce

Measurements and weight

Length: 351 cm
Width: 55 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Crete ⪼ Greece

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1948-05-13) by de Menasce, George

Dating

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

Materials used in production

embroidery Silk ground Linen

Techniques used in production

Weaving : Linen skirt border embroidered with polychrome silks in Cretan feather, satin, fishbone, split stem, whipped stem and chain stitch with French knots. Five widths of linen which were originally from the bottom of a traditional skirt or chemise. The colour scheme changes from one end to the other, the dominant red gradually giving way to a palette of lighter greens, blues, yellows and creams.
Embroidering

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Identification numbers

Accession number: T.6-1948
Primary reference Number: 110400
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 17 March 2021 Last processed: Thursday 8 April 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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