Embroidered Ceremonial Cloth

Embroidery; Cloth

Materials:

Linen and Thread

Dimensions:

H 27.5 in x W 28.25 in

Accession Number:

211.81

Credit Line:

Gift. Xenia Aleksandrovna, Grand Duchess

Description

Linen ceremonial cloth presented to Grand Duchess Elizaveta Fedorovna. Fringe along edges. Embroidered in blue are four bouquets of flowers and inscription: Матушка Великая Княгиня Елизавета Федоровна не откажись принять по старому рускому (sic) обычаю хлеб-соль отъ верныхъ слугъ Царя и отечества крестьянъ нейво-алапаевской волости верхо. уез. ("Dear Mother, Grand Duchess Elizaveta Fedorovna, do not refuse to accept, according to old Russian custom, this bread-salt, from the faithful servants of the Tsar and the Fatherland, the peasants of Novo(Neyvo?)-Alapaevsk district").

History Note

Provenance - Presented to Grand Duchess Elizaveta Fedorovna.