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Fragment of ornamental band

Persian
17th–18th century


Dimensions

Height x width: 1 15/16 x 18 5/16 in. (5 x 46.5 cm)

Accession Number

31.101

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 orange silk warp. Design: (crossing warp diagonally) parrots perched on flowering plant alternating with hawk attacking rabbit woven with three shades of pink, two shades of blue, two shades of yellow, green, and two shades of neutral velvet silk, and worn silver (silver wound on white silk) weft tied by orange silk warp. Narrow outer border with conventionalized plants. On each side a little plain green silk. Four pieces sewed together.

Credit Line

Helen and Alice Colburn Fund