Length of velvet

Turkish or possibly Persian


Dimensions

135.5 x 58 cm (53 3/8 x 22 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

95.1329

Medium or Technique

Silk velvet brocade with silver and gold-colored metal strip wrapped on white and yellow silk core

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Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

The ground is of deep yellow satin. The design of a knotted line broken by rosette-like flowers and enclosing oval forms pointed at the ends and detailed with a leaf, rosette-like flowers, and a symmetrical, conventional bunch of carnations and tulips is woven with yellow and white silk and deep pink. The white silk is sparsely wound with silver. The pile is of pink silk. The yellow silk was probably covered with silver gilt.

Provenance

Purchased by donor of A.A. Vantine & Co., in N.Y. for $30.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection