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Six brocaded silk satin panels (sewn together)

Silk satin brocaded with gilt threads. A formal design in vertically striped sections is brocaded in gilt threads on a blue silk satin ground. The panels have been sewn together, and were probably once used to make a sarafan, the traditional dress of Russian women. One of the panels still bears...

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Credit Line

Gift of Nathaniel T. Dexter

Russian, 1700–50

Object Place



248.92 x 114.3 cm (98 x 45 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Silk; brocade, satin


Textiles and Fashion Arts