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Decoration from a towel

Lace drawn work. Ground: linen and pink cotton, with threads drawn in both directions. Designs: zig-zags and lozenges with radiating lines darned in white linen on rectangular mesh ground whipped over with reddish orange, neutral yellow, greenish yellow, and black silk and a little blue cotton....

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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

Cotton, linen and silk


Textiles and Fashion Arts