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Decoration from a towel

Ground: light neutral linen. Design: rectangle with narrow borders on four sides, enclosing three geometric forms with radiating arms, worked in satin stitch with reddish orange, and little light neutral and black silk (most of the black has disappeared). Inside the border is a narrow band of...

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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, silk and Wool; embroidery


Textiles and Fashion Arts