Skeins of Embroidery Thread

Thread

Date:

1918

Materials:

Thread, Paper and Metal

Dimensions:

W 17.5 in x H 13.5 in

Accession Number:

295.81

Credit Line:

Gift. Xenia Aleksandrovna, Grand Duchess

Description

Sixteen skeins of embroidery thread in various shades of green, hand-stitched onto paper. Needle attached to one of the skeins. On two of the skeins are attached paper tags with printed inscriptions, in German on one, in German, French, and English on the other. From among items belonging to Nicholas II, his family and attendants found in and around Ipatiev House in Yekaterinburg.

History Note

From among items belonging to Nicholas II, his family and attendants found in and around Ipatiev House in Yekaterinburg.

Inscriptions & Markings

In lower right is handwritten inscription in graphite: 16 мотковъ ("16 skeins").