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Decoration from a head-dress

Ground: light neutral linen; Design: small rectangle with narrow border on two sides, enclosing six swastika-like figures worked in worn metal thread (silvered copper wound on silk) partially framed by reddish orange and light bluish green silk in satin stitch, outlined by black silk in four...

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From the Collection of Madame N. de Shabelsky

Credit Line

Frederick Brown Fund

Russian, probably 19th century

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Medium or Technique

Linen and silk; embroidery


Textiles and Fashion Arts