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Cretan Cushion Cover

Cushion cover from Crete, Greece, before 1947 Cushion cover from Crete, Greece, before 1947 Courtesy ULITA, University of Leeds, UK, acc. no. 216.

ULITA in Leeds holds a Cretan cushion cover, measuring 45 x 35 cm. It has a border pattern of carnations, lappets and leaves. In the midle is a vase with stylised flowers framed by four leaves. In the corners are four rosette-shaped motifs. The embroidery is worked in herringbone, satin and split stitch. The colours and patterns are characteristically Cretan.

ULITA online catalogue (retrieved 29 January 2017).

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