23 April 2002
AN EPIRUS EMBROIDERED BOCHA
West mainland Greece, 18th century
The plainweave ground formed of three panels embroidered in a wide variety of coloured silks with serrated blue-green branches issuing bold concentric palmettes and flowering sprays, in a narrow serrated border, slight damages and repairs, edges stiff
49 x 44¼in. (125 x 112.5cm.)
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A very similar bocha is illustrated in Wace, A.J.B.: Mediterranean and Near Eastern Embroideries, London, 1935, no.18, pl.XXV.
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