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Decoration from a smock

18th or early 19th century


Overall (object folded, old dimensions retained): 21.3 x 28.5 cm (8 3/8 x 11 1/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Cotton, Linen and silk; embroidery

Not On View


Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Ground: white linen. Design: rectangle, with narrow border on four sides, divided into three parts by vertical bands, with a lozenge in center, and a geometric figure at each end, worked with pink cotton, green, black and light neutral orange silk, and worn metal threads (silvered copper wound on silk) in straight stitches. There are small swastikas in the central panel and in the narrow border. Outside the rectangle is a zig-zag pattern with geometric plants across the top worked in pink cotton.


From the Collection of Madame N. de Shabelsky

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Samuel Cabot