The ancient Slavic symbology around the Tree of Life can often be seen in Russian embroidery and textiles. Here, the flowering pot motif may be an amalgamation of the traditional depiction of the tree of life and incoming textiles with the potted paisley cones.
This object was
It is credited
Gift of Harvey Smith.
Its dimensions are
Warp x Weft: 171 x 63 cm (5 ft. 7 5/16 in. x 24 13/16 in.)
Cite this object as
Textile (Russia); silk, metal-wrapped silk; Warp x Weft: 171 x 63 cm (5 ft. 7 5/16 in. x 24 13/16 in.); Gift of Harvey Smith; 1968-87-15
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Paisley.