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Decoration from a smock

Russian
probably 19th century


Dimensions

Overall: 28 x 29.9 cm (11 x 11 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

31.168

Medium or Technique

Linen, cotton, wool, and Silk; embroidery

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Ground: white linen. Design: rectangle enclosing diamond lattice with geometric pattern filling lattice and intervening spaces worked with pink cotton a little blue cotton, green, yellowish orange, pale yellow and pale blue wool, black silk and tarnished metal thread (silvered copper wound on linen) in straight stitches. Small sequins were sewed on at regular intervals, some of which have come off. Outside the rectangle is a zig-zag pattern with geometric birds across the top, worked with pink and blue cotton, orange and green wool.

Provenance

From the Collection of Madame N. de Shabelsky

Credit Line

Frederick Brown Fund