21” x 3.5” (as shown, but not including ties)
Very fine silk cross-stitch hand-embroidery
Russian printed-cotton on either end of embroidery
Russian printed-cotton backing
Fair condition; minor embroidery wear; colors seem somewhat dulled; red cotton ends and ties probably added at a later date
This embroidery may or may not have started out as a headband. The two Turkey-red printed cottons and the printed cotton ties were definitely added at a later date than the embroidery.
The printed cotton backing is a Russian export fabric.
The triangular motifs on the embroidery represent amulets (“tumars”).
If you are interested in this headband and would like more information please contact Susan Meller.