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Cover

Afghan or Persian
19th century


Object Place: (Kandahar), Afganistan or Persia

Dimensions

105 x 78.5 cm (41 5/16 x 30 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

43.452

Medium or Technique

Silk; embroidery

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

White silk on a white cotton ground. A pointed archway beneath which is a cartouche, containing an inscription, flanked by leaf sprays. Beneath this is a pair of geometric tree motifs in drawnwork. All within a rectangular border surrounded by simple geometric tree and Shiite motifs. Random stains; badly creased in center.

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection