Hanging with vase, flowers, and birds in a niche
Northwest (?) Persian
early 20th century
Object Place: probably Northwest Persia
192 x 117 cm (75 9/16 x 46 1/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Cotton and silk, cotton gingham ground embroidered with silk pattern darning
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Polychrome silk embroidery yarns completely covering cotton ground. Design: white mihrab filled with flowering green, purple and blue arabesque growing from urn at bottom center; blue-green spandrels filled with large leaves; wide border of flowers and blue peacocks set in purple medallions. Condition excellent; synthetic dyes.
The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection; Gift to the MFA, 1944.
The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection