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.
Title: Wedding ensemble
Date: Fisrst quarter 19th century
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.