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Orarion (Deacon's stole)

Repeating stylized acanthus leaves and some small blossoms in white silk and metallic yarns, outlined in darker yellow silk yarns on a gold-shot yellow silk ground. Narrow metallic and silk yarn border edges the ground. Yellow cotton and metallic yarn fringe at both ends. Many metal strips are...

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The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection

Russian (?), 19th century

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Medium or Technique

Silk; Compound Weaving (Brocade)


Textiles and Fashion Arts