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Decoration from a towel

Ground: linen, with threads drawn in both directions. Design: linear geometric forms, lozenges and swastikas, darned in white linen, on a rectangular mesh ground whipped over with reddish orange silk, details worked in yellowish green and light neutral yellow silk.


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

Linen and silk; drawn work lace


Textiles and Fashion Arts