Drawn work lace

Russian


Dimensions

Overall: 9.7 x 43.5 cm (3 13/16 x 17 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

31.150

Medium or Technique

Linen and silk; embroidery

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Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Drawn work. Ground: linen with threads drawn in both directions. Design: geometric figures darned in white linen, each enclosing a lozenge with radiating lines worked with reddish orange and yellowish green silk, whipped over foundation threads to form rectangular mesh. Lozenges and triangles worked in the same manner, with addition of neutral violet silk form the background of the design.

Provenance

From the Collection of Madame N. de Shabelsky.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Samuel Cabot