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Decoration from a towel

Ground: white linen. Design: band made up of six small squares each enclosing a star or cross with branching arms, worked in satin stitch with reddish orange and neutral orange silk, and small eyelets worked with yellowish green, and light neutral yellow silk. Originally the design was outlined...

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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; embroidery


Textiles and Fashion Arts