22” x 3.25
Very fine silk cross-stitch hand-embroidery
Russian printed-cotton backing (c.1900)
Fair to poor condition; embroidery wear; color runs; dirty
This embroidery probably was made to serve as a headband, however the end ties are missing. The printed cotton backing is a Russian export fabric with an Art Nouveau poppy pattern.
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.