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Decoration from a head-dress

Ground: white linen. Design: rectangle with border on four sides, enclosing geometric design with small swastika in the center framed in eight lobed medallion from which geometric plants grew, worked with pinkish orange, light blue and black silk in cross stitch combined with four sided stitch...

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From the Collection of Madame N. de Shabelsky

Credit Line

Frederick Brown Fund

Russian, 18th or early 19th century

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Medium or Technique

Linen and silk; embroidery


Textiles and Fashion Arts