Decoration from a towel

Russian
18th or early 19th century


Dimensions

Overall: 14 x 41 cm (5 1/2 x 16 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

31.184

Medium or Technique

Linen and silk; drawn work

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Ground: linen with threads drawn in both directions. Design: band with zig-zag formed by crossed lines with ends worked with reddish orange silk outlined with black silk whipped over foundation threads to form a mesh. The lighter ground is in part darned linen, in part a square mesh whipped over with light orange, and light green silk. Above and below, a narrow band of linen with black and reddish orange silk in straight stitches. Three pieces sewed together.

Provenance

From the Collection of Madame N. de Shabelsky

Credit Line

Frederick Brown Fund