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Decoration from a towel

Russian
18th or early 19th century


Dimensions

45.5 x 16 cm (17 15/16 x 6 5/16 in.); Legacy dimension: .16 x .455

Accession Number

31.160

Medium or Technique

Linen and silk; embroidery

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Ground: white linen. Design: long rectangle divided vertically and horizontally into ten smaller rectangles each enclosing two small squares with conventionalized flowers, worked in satin with reddish orange and some yellowish green, white, and light neutral yellow silk, outlined with black silk. Surrounded by border of elonganted reddish orange spots, separated by spots of green, and light neutral yellow. Two pieces sewed together.

Provenance

From the Collection of Madame N. de Shabelsky

Credit Line

Frederick Brown Fund