Mar 3, 2021
Mar 3, 2021
Mar 3, 2021
Mar 3, 2021

Panel for a Headdress

Panel for a Headdress

1700–1900

Linen: plain weave; silk: embroidery

Overall: 10.5 x 16.2 cm (4 1/8 x 6 3/8 in.)

Gift of Charla Coatoam 1931.75

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Embroidery was a common tradition in many cultures because it displayed the skill of the mother or daughter who stitched the embroidery.

Description

This Russian embroidered panel was used to embellish a headdress. Textiles of this type are valuable for their embroidery depicting ancient folk motifs, ritual significance, exemplification of the role of textiles in Russian society, and connection to a prominent woman collector, Natalia de Shabelsky, without whom this textile and others like it might have been lost.

See also
Collection: 
Textiles
Department: 
Textiles
Type of artwork: 
Embroidery

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