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Kurdish Amulet

Lillian Elliott (American, 1930–1994)


Height x width: 13 x 7 in. (33 x 17.8 cm)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Stitched bark, plaited splints, cotton plain weave, hand painted with acrylic pigments

Not On View


Americas, Contemporary Art, Textiles and Fashion Arts


Fiber arts

Woven basket, organized into three sections, painted green-yellow, red, and white with spots, trimmed with hanging fringe off top lip of each section.


June 1993, sold by the Mobilia Gallery, Cambridge, MA to Mrs. Farago, Little Compton, RI; 2012, year-end gift of the Daphne Farago Collection to the MFA. (Accession date: February 27, 2013)

Credit Line

The Daphne Farago Collection