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Cover

Persian (possibly Resht)
19th century


Object Place: Resht, Persia

Dimensions

103 x 159.5 cm (40 9/16 x 62 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

51.408

Medium or Technique

Embroidered wool

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Within an arch, pinnate ogival compartments in connecting staggered rows with two similar stylized floraly sprays, one in each compartment, appearing alternately by row. Decorating the arch, a continuous slightly undulating stalk with a repeating blossom motif. A continuous line forms a small arch over each of these blossoms. Filling the space above the arch are dense curling tendrils and stylized blossoms. Polychrome embroidered silk yarns and wool apliqué on a red wool ground. Colors slightly faded.

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection