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Decoration from a smock

Russian
18th or early 19th century


Dimensions

Overall: 18.7 x 31.5 cm (7 3/8 x 12 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

31.185

Medium or Technique

Cotton, Linen and silk; embroidery

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Ground: white linen. Design: rectangle with narrow border across top and bottom, enclosing diamond lattice formed by bands of cut-work worked with pink cotton thread outlined by blue cotton, in four sided stitch framing rosettes worked with yellowish green silk in long straight stitches, outlined with pink cotton. Originally small sequins were sewed on the rosettes, most of which have come off. Outside the rectangle is a geometric pattern worked with pink cotton.

Provenance

From the Collection of Madame N. de Shabelsky

Credit Line

Frederick Brown Fund