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Decoration from a head-dress

Ground: white linen. Design: rectangle with border across two sides, enclosing six small squares, in the center of each a cross within a lozenge,worked in cross stitch with blue, faded orange, and black silk. Alike on both sides. Two pieces sewed together.


From the Collection of Madame N. de Shabelsky

Credit Line

Frederick Brown Fund

Russian, probably 19th century

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Linen and silk; embroidery


Textiles and Fashion Arts