Embroidered Aer

Aer; Vozdukh

Date:

1918

Materials:

Satin, Thread and Beads

Dimensions:

H 27.25 in x W 23 in

Accession Number:

539.1.84

Credit Line:

Gift. Seraphim (Sedov), Archimandrite

Description

Pink satin aer (vozdukh) with multicolored embroidery, beading, and gold fringe along edges. Gold equilateral cross in center, floral corner and border ornament. The aer was allegedly embroidered by Grand Duchess Elizaveta Fedorovna or Empress Alexandra Fedorovna.

History Note

Donated by Archimandrite Seraphim (Sedov). According to him, the embroidery was done by Grand Duchess Elizaveta Fedorovna (paper file) or Empress Alexandra Fedorovna (1984 catalog description).