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Decoration from a towel

Russian
18th or early 19th century


Dimensions

Overall: 11.4 x 45.1 cm (4 1/2 x 17 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

31.167

Medium or Technique

Linen and silk; embroidery

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Ground: white linen. Design: band with five lozenges in a stepped framework, each enclosing a Greek cross, with narrow geometric border above and below, worked in satin stitch, with reddish orange, neutral orange, green, neutral yellowish green, neutral yellow, light blue and gray silk, outlined in black silk. Two pieces sewed together. Alike on both sides.

Provenance

From the Collection of Madame N. de Shabelsky

Credit Line

Frederick Brown Fund