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Decoration from a head-dress

Ground: light neutral linen. Design: squares with narrow border on four sides, enclosing four smaller squares, with swastika in center of each, worked with black silk in cross stitch combined with four-sided stitch and worn metal thread (silver and gilded silver wound on silk). A line of pinkish...

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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