Albanian wedding ensemble  A rich variety of decoration contributes to the opulence of this ensemble.

Albanian Wedding Ensemble 1890–1910

 

A rich variety of decoration contributes to the opulence of this ensemble. Couched embroidery, metal ornamentation and a range of textiles from velvet to printed cotton lend it an opulent air. It is particularly notable to have such a complete ensemble in such good condition.

Object Details

Title: Wedding ensemble

Date: Fisrst quarter 19th century

Culture: Albanian

Medium: wool, cotton, silk, metal

Timeline of Art History: Southern Europe, 1890-1910 A.D.

Preserved by The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Credit: Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, 2009; Gift of Mrs. John Hart Brown, 1960.

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