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Decoration from a head-dress

Russian
18th or early 19th century


Dimensions

Overall: 16 x 13.6 cm (6 5/16 x 5 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

31.163

Medium or Technique

Linen and silk; embroidery

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Ground: white linen. Design: rectangle with border on two sides, enclosing band of geometric decoration, two crosses and S-forms within hexagons, worked with reddish orange, light neutral orange, bluish green, and black silk; in satin stitch, cross stitch combined with four sided stitch, and double running, and worn metal thread (silvered copper wound on silk). Alike on both sides.

Provenance

From the Collection of Madame N. de Shabelsky

Credit Line

Frederick Brown Fund