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Naboyka are block-printed textiles used for clothing as well as household objects and book bindings. The design motifs of these textiles are very old, dating to as early as the 12th century where they can be seen in manuscript illuminations. The earliest makers of naboyka were likely the icon painters who were well-versed in color-mixing and ornamentation, but were later replaced by skilled craftsmen who traveled amongst villages.

1700–1899 Culture: Russian Medium: LInen Dimensions: 24 1/2 x 16 in. (62.2 x 40.6 cm) Classification: Textiles Credit Line: Brooklyn Museum

1700–1899 Culture: Russian Medium: Linen Dimensions: 19 1/2 x 13 1/2 in. (49.5 x 34.3 cm) Classification: Textiles Credit Line: Brooklyn Museum

early 19th century Culture: Russian Medium: linen, silk Dimensions: 18 x 6 in. (45.7 x 15.2 cm) Classification: Textiles Credit Line: Brooklyn Museum

1800–1850 Culture: Russian Medium: Linen, silk Dimensions: 16 1/2 x 9 1/2 in. (41.9 x 24.1 cm) Classification: Textiles Credit Line: Brooklyn Museum

1800–1850 Culture: Russian Medium: Linen, silk, metallic Dimensions: Length: 35 in. (88.9 cm); Width: 16 in. (40.6 cm) Classification: Textiles Credit Line: Brooklyn Museum

1780–1820 Culture: Russian Medium: Linen, silk Dimensions: 15 x 14 in. (38.1 x 35.6 cm) Classification: Textiles Credit Line: Brooklyn Museum

1800–1850 Culture: Russian Medium: Linen, silk Dimensions: 15 x 7 in. (38.1 x 17.8 cm) Classification: Textiles Credit Line: Brooklyn Museum...