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Decoration from a smock

Russian
18th or early 19th century


Dimensions

Overall: 22 x 29 cm (8 11/16 x 11 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

31.169

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 across top and bottom, enclosing lozenges and vertical lines, detailed with small swastikas, worked with neutral orange, light neutral orange, green, yellowish green, and black silk, worn metal thread (gilded silver and gilded copper wound on silk) and blue cotton, in straight stitches. Outside the rectangle is a geometric pattern worked with neutral orange and a little blue cotton, and yellowish green and light neutral orange silk.

Provenance

From the Collection of Madame N. de Shabelsky

Credit Line

Frederick Brown Fund