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Decoration from a smock

Russian
18th or early 19th century


Dimensions

Overall (object folded, old dimensions retained): 21.3 x 28.5 cm (8 3/8 x 11 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

31.154

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, divided into three parts by vertical bands, with a lozenge in center, and a geometric figure at each end, worked with pink cotton, green, black and light neutral orange silk, and worn metal threads (silvered copper wound on silk) in straight stitches. There are small swastikas in the central panel and in the narrow border. Outside the rectangle is a zig-zag pattern with geometric plants across the top worked in pink cotton.

Provenance

From the Collection of Madame N. de Shabelsky

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Samuel Cabot