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Embroidered Fragments from Smela, Kiev (Ukraine)

Count Alexey Alexandrovich Bobrinskoi, 1852-1927, chairman of the Imperial Archaeological Commission. Count Alexey Alexandrovich Bobrinskoi, 1852-1927, chairman of the Imperial Archaeological Commission.

There is a passing reference to a small group of embroidered fragments found in a man’s grave in Smela, near Kiev. The excavations were published by Count Alexey Alexandrovich Bobrinskoi (1852-1927) in 1887.

Bobrinskoi noted that the remains of a woollen garment embroidered with a complicated pattern of galloons in blue, red and yellow were recorded in the grave. Unfortunately no further details or an illustration were given.

See also the TRC Needles entry on Embroidered textiles from Kerch, Crimea.

Sources:

  • BOBRINSKOI, Alexis A. (1887). Barrows and Archaeological Finds near the Town of Smela (Province of Kiev), St. Petersburg (text in Russian).
  • TOLMACHOFF, Eugenia (1942). 'Some ancient Greek textiles found in Southern Russia,' The Bulletin of the Needle and Bobbin Club, vol. 26, no. 2, p. 54.

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