Kerchief Border (Russia)

Kerchief border, Russia, 18th century. Kerchief border, Russia, 18th century. Copyright Victoria and Albert Museum, London, acc. no. T.180-1960.

The Victoria and Albert Museum in London houses a border of a kerchief that derives from Russia and dates to the eighteenth century. It is made of green cotton decorated with motifs that are outlined in gilt thread and worked in satin stitch. There are embroidered floral motifs in red, pink, silver and green, and alternate panels of applied gilt embroidery, decorated with embroidered floral sprays.

V&A online catalogue (retrieved 22 October 2016).

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