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Decoration from a head-dress

Russian
18th or early 19th century


Dimensions

Overall: 18.3 x 14.5 cm (7 3/16 x 5 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

31.162

Medium or Technique

Linen and silk; embroidery

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Ground: light neutral linen. Design: rectangle with narrow border along one side and a wider border on the other side, enclosing two crosses with swastikas in the centers and geometric forms in the intervening spaces, worked with pinkish orange, light neutral orange, blue and black silk (cross stitch combined with four sided stitch) and tarnished 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