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Decoration from a smock

Ground: white linen. Design: rectangle with narrow border on four sides, enclosing interlacing diamond lattice worked, in straight stitches with pink cotton and gold thread (gilded silver wound on silk) framing gold rosettes outlined with pink, surrounded by small black spots, with small sequins...

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From the Collection of Madame N. de Shabelsky

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Samuel Cabot

Russian, 18th or early 19th century

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Medium or Technique

Cotton, Linen and silk; embroidery


Textiles and Fashion Arts