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Decoration from a head-dress

Ground: light neutral linen. Design: small rectangle, with narrow border on four sides enclosing geometric figures worked in black (cross stitch combined with four-sided stitch) within which are small swastikas, crosses and interlocking S forms, worked with worn metal thread (silk wound on...

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From the Collection of Madame N. de Shabelsky

Credit Line

Frederick Brown Fund

Russian, 18th or early 19th century

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Linen and silk; embroidery


Textiles and Fashion Arts