Cover

Persian
19th century


Object Place: Resht or Isfahan, Persia

Dimensions

130 x 229 cm (51 3/16 x 90 3/16 in.) (detail shown)

Accession Number

25.153

Medium or Technique

Wool; inlaid with wool, embroidered with silk, wool fringe

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

The design is formed of small pieces of many-colored woolen cloth cut and set together like mosaic, outlined with chain-stitch. An all-over design of conventionalized flowers in an ogival frame-work composes the mainfield. A series of wide and narrow floral borders surrounds it. The colors are orange, red, reddish violet, violet, blue, green, gray, and white.

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Seymour Barnes