Six brocaded silk satin panels (sewn together)
Object Place: Russia
248.92 x 114.3 cm (98 x 45 in.)
Medium or Technique
Silk; brocade, satin
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Silk satin brocaded with gilt threads. A formal design in vertically striped sections is brocaded in gilt threads on a blue silk satin ground. The panels have been sewn together, and were probably once used to make a sarafan, the traditional dress of Russian women. One of the panels still bears a lead seal stamped with Cyrillic letters. Condition: Fair; some stains and tears.
Gift of Nathaniel T. Dexter