Cutwork and drawnwork: linen; straight (continuous) bobbin lace (tape lace) edging; applied silk (est.) ribbon
Overall: 89.8 x 95.2 cm (35 3/8 x 37 1/2 in.)
Gift of J. H. Wade 1921.1134
Handmade lace for marriage dowries was produced at large quantities in Russia during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.
This cloth may have functioned as a towel. On one end, there are two panels of lace work surrounded by pink silk ribbon. Within each panel are two women flanking a stylized peacock. A smaller bird flies near the head of the woman on the right side of each panel.
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