45” x 62”
Silk couching and stem stitch hand-embroidery on plain-weave cotton
Very good condition
Illustrated in SILK and COTTON page 300
This embroidery commemorates the October 1917 Bolshevik revolution.
The Cyrllic letters “CCCP” (SSSR or USSR) are on top; “October Revolution 46 years” is on the bottom; three women’s names are on the left; and three men’s names are on the right. An iconic image of a woman cotton harvester holding a bale of cotton on her head is the centerpiece.
This embroidery appears to be an original design.
If you are interested in this embroidery and would like more information please contact Susan Meller.