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  • Place of origin:

    Patmos (made)

  • Date:

    18th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Cotton and linen, embroidered with coloured silk threads

  • Credit Line:

    Given anonymously

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Panel from the door of a bed tent. This is the left hand panel of the door, with the embroidered pattern forming half an arch at the top. The ground is a cotton and linen mixture (probably) and the embroidery is worked with red, green, dark purple and cream silk. There is a geometric border in red edged with green along the lower edge and the right hand side of panel. The rest of the decoration is composed of pairs of red leaves alternating with green or purple V-shaped motifs of small, stylised flowers. The ground is scattered with small bird and animal motifs and there is a parrot at the very top.

Place of Origin

Patmos (made)


18th century (made)



Materials and Techniques

Cotton and linen, embroidered with coloured silk threads


Length: 109 in, Width: 15 in, Length: 277 cm, Width: 39 cm

Object history note

This panel was probably part of the Dawkins Gift and may have become separated from the other half of the door panel.

Registered File number 1995/826.

Descriptive line

Panel from the door of a bed tent, cotton and linen, embroidered with silk threads, Patmos, Greece, 18th century.


Cotton (textile); Linen (material); Silk thread



Subjects depicted

Floral patterns; Geometric patterns; Foliation (pattern)


Embroidery; Textiles; Installation art


Textiles and Fashion Collection

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