Russian Valance

Valance from Russia, early 18th cen Valance from Russia, early 18th cen Copyright Victoria and Albert Museum, London, acc. no. T.170-1927.

The Victoria and Albert Museum in London houses a valance (bed hanging) that dates back to the early eighteenth century. It is made of cream linen and is decorated with silk thread embroidery. The valance measures 103 x 41 cm. The embroidery is worked with pulled thread work and cross stitch.

The decoration represents various female figures that are standing in archways, some of them holding a child, alternating with large male figures in military uniform.

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


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