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Decoration from a head-dress

Russian
18th or early 19th century


Dimensions

Overall: 17.1 x 16 cm (6 3/4 x 6 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

31.176

Medium or Technique

Linen and silk; embroidery

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Ground: light neutral linen. Design: squares with narrow border on four sides, enclosing four smaller squares, with swastika in center of each, worked with black silk in cross stitch combined with four-sided stitch and worn metal thread (silver and gilded silver wound on silk). A line of pinkish red silk divides border from inner square, a wider band of the same silk edges the squares. Alike on both sides.

Provenance

From the Collection of Madame N. de Shabelsky

Credit Line

Frederick Brown Fund