Antique Greek Embroidery 41486


Size: 1 ft 8 in x 10 ft 9 in (0.51 m x 3.28 m) | Print | Request More Info |

Characterized by a distinct regional aesthetic, this relatively simple Greek embroidery showcases the subtler side of antique textile design. It is an understated work that communicates powerful beauty.

Antique Greek Embroidery, Greece, circa Nineteenth Century – Here is a compelling and unique antique textile – an antique Greek embroidery that was woven in that country during the nineteenth century. Characterized by a distinct regional aesthetic, this relatively simple Greek embroidery showcases the subtler side of antique textile design. It is an understated work that communicates powerful beauty. Only a trio of colors appears in the entire composition: the fair apricot tone that colors the field, and the delicate shades of red and green that color the detail work throughout. Unique in overall format, this antique Greek embroidery is not bounded on all four sides by a border as one might be inclined to expect. Rather, the top portion of the carpet lacks a border, while the vertical and lower borders consist simply of a traditional, repeating design of serrated green and red geometric detail figures. A complimentary pattern unfolds throughout the length of the long and narrow field in a delightfully symmetrical fashion. Unique and exciting throughout, this antique Greek embroidery is a charming and intriguing example of the lingering aesthetic power of antique textiles and embroideries.