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Decoration from a head-dress

Russian
probably 19th century


Dimensions

Overall: 16.5 x 14.5 cm (6 1/2 x 5 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

31.164

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 two sides, enclosing six swastika-like figures worked in worn metal thread (silvered copper wound on silk) partially framed by reddish orange and light bluish green silk in satin stitch, outlined by black silk in four sided stitch. Alike on both sides.

Provenance

From the Collection of Madame N. de Shabelsky

Credit Line

Frederick Brown Fund