Turkish or Persian
118 x 65 cm (46 7/16 x 25 9/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Silk velvet and silver colored metal strip wrapped on silk core
Not On View
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.
Gift of Martin Brimmer