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Decoration from a head-dress

Ground: white linen. Design: rectangle with border on two sides, enclosing band of geometric decoration, two crosses and S-forms within hexagons, worked with reddish orange, light neutral orange, bluish green, and black silk; in satin stitch, cross stitch combined with four sided stitch, and...

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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