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Decoration from a head-dress

Ground: light neutral linen. Design: square with narrow border on four sides enclosing smaller squares and triangles worked with black silk (cross stitch combined with four-sided stitch) and worn gold thread (gilded silver wound on silk). Alike on both sides.

Provenance

From the Collection of Madame N. de Shabelsky

Credit Line

Frederick Brown Fund

Russian, 18th or early 19th century

Accession Number

31.158

Medium or Technique

Linen and silk; embroidery

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes