Textile (Russia), 18th century
Block-printed on linen Medium: linen Technique: woodblock-printed; plain weave foundation. Museum purchase from Au Panier Fleuri Fund. 1954-54-3.
What is this?
Hand-woven linen with block-printed images in black and dull red-orange. Design shows two horsemen, confronted, one with spear, one with staff. Above each man an inscription in Russian (inversed, mirror writing). Fragment is pieced across.