Antique Greek Embroidery 47221


Size: 2 ft 2 in x 9 ft 7 in (0.66 m x 2.92 m)

Skillfully embellished with a beautiful variety of colors and stitches, this antique embroidered textile reveals the rich history and mythology of the Greek isles.

A Rare Long And Narrow Antique Geek Embroidered Textile, Circa: 19th Century, Origin: Anafi, Cyclades- Greece – Vital and vibrant, this wondrous antique embroidered textile from Greece is alive with the cultural richness of folk-art traditions from a country famous for its illustrious civilizations and artisans. It has a linen foundation with wool embroidery. Sophisticated repeating figures and creative crewelwork designs create a stunning mutable pattern divided into directional segments that face a distinctive focal point. Mythical gryphons give way to a forest of meandering grapevines with leafy ornaments. Dramatic stags and geometric animals follow the botanical ornaments and lead to a series of colorful horses and riders that are followed by dancing people. Compound ram’s horns, which resemble recurving leaflets, and lozenge-shaped burdock symbols that become geometric flowers fill the decorative borders while hinting at the ancient origins of these familiar motifs that are part of a universal design language.

While on could think of so many ways to display and incorporate this magnificent embroidered textile it surly deserves a place where it could be seen and enjoyed. While you could use it as a hallway runner rug for a light trafficked hallway in your home, you could also use it at a table runner or even hang it on the wall and use it as a beautiful tapestry. But regardless on where you place it or how you use it, this is one magnificent and timeless piece that will never look or feel dated and will be sure to garner much appreciation and love.

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