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Persian (possibly Resht)
19th century

Object Place: Resht, Persia


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

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Embroidered wool

Not On View


Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts



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