Panel for a Headdress

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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.


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.
Panel for a Headdress

Panel for a Headdress


Russia, Tambov province

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