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Decoration from a towel

Ground: linen with threads drawn in both directions. Design: band with zig-zag formed by crossed lines with ends worked with reddish orange silk outlined with black silk whipped over foundation threads to form a mesh. The lighter ground is in part darned linen, in part a square mesh whipped over...

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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; drawn work


Textiles and Fashion Arts