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Bed Cover

17th century-18th century (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Bed cover, woven linen, embroidered in red silk; long-legged cross-stitch, Italian cross-stitch, double running and satin stitch; there is a narrow border all round of repeating scrolls linked together with a spring edging; short fringe of red and white silk.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Linen embroidered in silk
Brief Description
Bed cover of linen embroidered in silk, made in Lefkara, Cyprus, 17th century-18th century
Physical Description
Bed cover, woven linen, embroidered in red silk; long-legged cross-stitch, Italian cross-stitch, double running and satin stitch; there is a narrow border all round of repeating scrolls linked together with a spring edging; short fringe of red and white silk.
Dimensions
  • Length: 256.5cm
  • Width: 210.8cm
  • Length: 101in
  • Width: 83in
Object history
Purchased. Registered File 1929/10955. Three widths sewn together.
Subjects depicted
Bibliographic References
  • Cyprus Studies 22. 1958
  • Cyprus Studies 17. 1953, pp.57-66, pl.10.
  • Johnstone, Pauline. A Guide to Greek Island Embroidery. London: Victoria and Albert Museum, 1972. Pl.140. ISBN 112901204.
Collection
Accession Number
T.153-1929

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record createdJune 27, 2003
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