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Decoration from a head-dress

Ground: light neutral linen. Design: rectangle with narrow borders on two sides, enclosing a geometric S-form with three triangles at each end, worked with black silk in satin stitch and worn gold thread (gilded silver wound on silk). The borders are edged with reddish orange and light neutral...

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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