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Border

19th century (made)
Artist/Maker
Place of origin

Patchwork reindeer hide border of a rough quarter-circular shape. The geometric decoration is arranged in strata, and is mirrored on the opposite side. The outermost layer is white, followed by brown then a harlequin triangle motif of white and black, matched with grey or faded brown. The centremost strip has a pattern of repeating squares in white, chocolate brown and chestnut brown, and is quite faded toward the proper left end.

Object details

Categories
Object type
Materials and techniques
patchwork reindeer hide
Brief description
Patchwork reindeer hide, 1800s, Russian; Amur River, Siberia
Physical description
Patchwork reindeer hide border of a rough quarter-circular shape. The geometric decoration is arranged in strata, and is mirrored on the opposite side. The outermost layer is white, followed by brown then a harlequin triangle motif of white and black, matched with grey or faded brown. The centremost strip has a pattern of repeating squares in white, chocolate brown and chestnut brown, and is quite faded toward the proper left end.
Dimensions
  • Width: 19.6cm
  • Length: 171.5cm (Note: approximate)
Production typeUnique
Collection
Accession number
491-1907

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Record createdJune 24, 2009
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