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Fragment of ornamental band

Persian
17th–18th century


Dimensions

Height x width: 9 1/16 x 1 15/16 in. (23 x 5 cm)

Accession Number

31.108

Medium or Technique

Silk; brocade

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Ground: worn gold (gilded silver wound on yellow silk) weft tied by neutral yellow silk warp. Designs: rose bushes alternating with irises, woven with light neutral, bluish gray, dark blue, green and neutral brown silk weft tied by light neutral yellow warp. The flowers are all light neutral bluish gray, the leaves green, outlined on the right with dark blue, on the left with neutral brown. Narrow outer borders with delicate flowering vine originally woven with dark brown ground, rotted away to show orange warp threads. On each side of the band is little plain orange silk. Like 31.81.

Credit Line

Helen and Alice Colburn Fund