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Decoration from a head-dress

Russian
18th or early 19th century


Dimensions

Overall: 15.8 x 9 cm (6 1/4 x 3 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

31.171

Medium or Technique

Linen and silk; embroidery

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Ground: light neutral linen. Design: small rectangle, with narrow border on four sides enclosing geometric figures worked in black (cross stitch combined with four-sided stitch) within which are small swastikas, crosses and interlocking S forms, worked with worn metal thread (silk wound on silk). Finished with reddish orange silk in button hole stitch. Alike on both sides.

Provenance

From the Collection of Madame N. de Shabelsky

Credit Line

Frederick Brown Fund