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Textile (Russia), 19th–early 20th century

This is a Textile. It is dated 19th–early 20th century and we acquired it in 1968. Its medium is silk, metal-wrapped silk and its technique is woven. It is a part of the Textiles Department department.



The ancient Slavic symbology around the Tree of Life can often be seen in Russian embroidery and textiles. Here, the flowering pot motif may be an amalgamation of the traditional depiction of the tree of life and incoming textiles with the potted paisley cones.

This object was donated by Harvey Smith. It is credited Gift of Harvey Smith.

Its dimensions are

Warp x Weft: 171 x 63 cm (5 ft. 7 5/16 in. x 24 13/16 in.)

Cite this object as

Textile (Russia), 19th–early 20th century; silk, metal-wrapped silk; Warp x Weft: 171 x 63 cm (5 ft. 7 5/16 in. x 24 13/16 in.); Gift of Harvey Smith; 1968-87-15

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Paisley.

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