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Decoration from a towel

Russian
18th or early 19th century


Dimensions

Overall: 8 x 42.5 cm (3 1/8 x 16 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

31.159

Medium or Technique

Linen and silk; embroidery

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Ground: white linen. Design: band made up of six small squares each enclosing a star or cross with branching arms, worked in satin stitch with reddish orange and neutral orange silk, and small eyelets worked with yellowish green, and light neutral yellow silk. Originally the design was outlined with black silk which has almost entirely disappeared. Three pieces sewed together.

Provenance

From the Collection of Madame N. de Shabelsky

Credit Line

Frederick Brown Fund