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Decoration from a smock

Russian
18th or early 19th century


Dimensions

Overall: 26.3 x 25.3 cm (10 3/8 x 9 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

31.157

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 on four sides enclosing small diamond lattice framing stars formed by four interlacing lines, worked with pink and a little blue cotton, and small quantities of black green, greenish blue, pale orange and cream silk in straight stitches. Outside the rectangle is a geometric pattern, with angular birds and plants across the top, worked in pink cotton.

Provenance

From the Collection of Madame N. de Shabelsky

Credit Line

Frederick Brown Fund