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Cushion cover?

Turkish or Persian
16th(?)–17th century


118 x 65 cm (46 7/16 x 25 9/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk velvet and silver colored metal strip wrapped on silk core

Not On View


Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Red velvet ground, in the middle are carnations in profile, woven with white silk and tarnished metal, and outlined with light green velvet. The leaves and flowers are detailed in places with buds, hyacinths, and five-petalled flowers. Across the ends are a row of five-sided forms each containing one bud and two compound leaves.

Credit Line

Gift of Martin Brimmer