31” across top x 26” center of top to bottom of fringe
Silk hand-embroidered cross-stitch on cotton
Dated “1982” and signed “CHIZHON”
Braided silk netting
Silk fringe with beads
Red cotton backing
Segusha, or saye gosha, are V-shaped embroideries used to embellish the bedding stack (chuk). They were usually part of a larger piece of cloth that was laid between the quilts with the decorative embroidery hanging down in front. With time, the plain cotton or wool cloth (red was the preferred color) was often discarded and only the embroidery retained.
This piece is signed and dated (1982 or 1987) in the embroidery. Motifs include two griffons; tulips; roses; and cotton blossoms.
If you are interested in this segusha and would like more information please contact Susan Meller.