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Decoration from a smock

Russian
18th or early 19th century


Dimensions

Overall: 22.8 x 32 cm (9 x 12 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

31.174

Medium or Technique

Cotton, Linen and silk; embroidery

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Ground: white linen. Design: rectangle with narrow border on four sides, enclosing interlacing diamond lattice worked in straight stitches with pink cotton and silver thread, (silvered copper wound on linen thread) framing silver rosettes outlined with pink, surrounded by small black spots. In the narrow border are small swastikas worked with light neutral orange and black silk. Outside the rectangle is a zig-zag pattern with geometric flowers across the top, worked with pink cotton and a little light neutral orange, neutral green and black silk.

Provenance

From the Collection of Madame N. de Shabelsky

Credit Line

Frederick Brown Fund