Labrys Cloth; Irene Agios Nuns, Rethymon, Crete, Greece; 2001; 164

Name/Title

Labrys Cloth

About this object

Cotton Cloth woven by nuns at Agios Irene, Rythymon, Crete and embroidered with Labrys

Maker

Irene Agios Nuns, Rethymon, Crete, Greece

Maker Role

weaver

Date Made

2001

Medium and Materials

Embroidered Cloth

Place Made

Greece

Subject and Association Description

Bought from a young nun at the Agios Irene nunnery in the hills behind Rethymon. The cotton is grown in Crete woven on large wooden looms by the nuns and then hand embroidered. This was the only one with labrys on that the nuns could show me at the time.

Collection

Saphira/Jackson Collection

Credit Line

Gift of Miriam Saphira

Object Type

Embroidered Cotton Cloth

Object number

164

Copyright Licence  

All rights reserved

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