Jun 6, 2007

Border Strips of a Skirt

Border Strips of a Skirt


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Silk on linen tabby ground; embroidery

Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund 1926.217



The primary motif is a large stylized flowering vase with fantastic flowers and foliage, two small figures sitting among the foliage, two birds at the top eating flowers and, in the center, a double-headed eagle. Two of these motifs appear on the large strip, separated by a much smaller flowering vase with two goat-like animals at the base. At the top and bottom is a border of arched compartments containing, alternately, a flower and a two-tailed mermaid or a double-headed eagle.

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