Ensemble Date: century Culture: Russian Medium: silk, cotton or linen Dimensions: (a) Length at CB: 41 in. cm) (b) Length at CB: 17 in. cm) Credit Line: Gift of Miss Irene Lewisohn and Mrs. Alice Lewisohn Crowley, 1946 Accession Number: b
Depictions of the goddess are common in Russian embroidery, traditionally associated with fertility. Birds are associated with Goddess worship for their proximity to divine beings through their home in the sky.
Date: century Culture: Russian Medium: silk, metal, cotton his object is from the collection of Natalia de Shabelsky a Russian noblewoman compelled to preserve what she perceived as the vanishing folk art traditions of her native country.