17th–18th century (?)
Object Place: Persia
77 x 73.5 cm (30 5/16 x 28 15/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Field: central floral medallion with radiating straight stalks and fan shaped blossoms enclosed by repeating pairs of jagged leaves which in turn connect to surrounding floral groupings, with similar blossoms which fill the field. Pattern drawn on ground and partly unembroidered. Blues, greens, and orange silk yarns with metal strips on a pink sating weave ground with silk warps and cotton wefts. Border: a jagged leaf and fan-shaped blossom alternately repeating in orange, black, green and pink silk yarns and metal strips on a green satin weave ground with silk warp and cotton weft. Many missing yarns; lined.
The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection