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Decoration from a head-dress

Ground: light neutral linen. Design: square divided into four smaller squares each enclosing a geometric figure with small swastika figure in the center and in each corner. The ground is covered with black silk cross stitch, the design is worked in worn gold thread (gilded copper wound on silk)....

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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