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THE EMBROIDERY OF LESVOS (18th -20th c.)

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THE EMBROIDERY OF LESVOS (18th -20th c.)

Colored – Illustrated
Pages: 242
Paperback
Dimensions: 22×33 cm.
Edition: 1st 2004

CONTENTS

Prologue
PART ONE
Introduction
The development of Embroidery
The role of handicrafts in the customs of the island
Red handicrafts
PART TWO
THE TSEVRES
Lesvian tsevrédes in the Benaki Museum
Later in the Lesvian household
Handicrafts of the Monastery of Lemonos
The gold embroidery of the Christian women of the island

WHITE WORKS
White Work with the ogive space
LACE
Fringes
Needle lace
Kopaneli (Bobbin lace)
Lacet
Filet
Breton lace

Crochet, the lace with the hooked needle
Knitted lace
White Works

COSTUMES EMBROIDERY
PART THREE
THE INFLUENCE OF WESTERN FASHION ON THE FOLK ART OF LESVOS
The role of the girls’ schools and charitable foundations in the spread of western
decorative handicrafts
The Mytilene Girls’ School
The Charity Association of the Ladies of Mytilene
The Association for the Provision of Work
The role of the Molyvos (Methymne) School of Embroidery in the revival of the
Asian Minor tsevrés embroidery style
EPILOGLE
APPENDIX
BIBLIOGRAPHY
INDEX

Weight 2.5 kg
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