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Decoration from a towel

Ground: white linen. Design: band with five lozenges in a stepped framework, each enclosing a Greek cross, with narrow geometric border above and below, worked in satin stitch, with reddish orange, neutral orange, green, neutral yellowish green, neutral yellow, light blue and gray silk, outlined...

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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