Border Panel of Wedding Bed Sheet

Skyros Island, Greece

Linen, silk; embroidery

17th/early 18th Century

82x16 in/208x40.5 cm


An heirloom textile that features repeats of ships with sailors separated by fantastic birds, both displaying Ottoman influences. This is a wonderful textile with universal themes of a Greek Island people, whose very survival depended on their boats and the sea. Ex Collection Leslie Orgel, world famous cosmologist.