Cushion cover(?)

16th(?)–17th century


66.5 x 35 cm (26 3/16 x 13 3/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk velvet with silver colored metal strip wrapped on silk core

Not On View


Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Ground of the main field is red velvet, of the central medallion and corners white silk, and tarnished metal. The Arabic design of the corners and the details of the central medallion are of red and light green velvet. The ground of the main border is green and the design is of white silk and tarnished metal thread, and red and green velvet. Across each end are five-sided forms each of which contain a bud and leaves.

Credit Line

Gift of Martin Brimmer