Orarion (Deacon's stole)
Object Place: Russia
10 x 294.5 cm (3 15/16 x 115 15/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Silk; Compound Weaving (Brocade)
Not On View
Repeating stylized acanthus leaves and some small blossoms in white silk and metallic yarns, outlined in darker yellow silk yarns on a gold-shot yellow silk ground. Narrow metallic and silk yarn border edges the ground. Yellow cotton and metallic yarn fringe at both ends. Many metal strips are missing from the ground; slightly worn and soiled in some areas. See: 51.2374.
The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection