Late 19th–first half 20th century
Object Place: Persia
95 x 176 cm (37 3/8 x 69 5/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Silk; compound weaving
Not On View
Dense staggered rows of ogival compartment with a repeating ogival shaped simple floral design. Green floss silk satin weave warp yarns; red, purple, blue silk, plus yellow metallic, weft yarns. Lengthwise center seam. Very good condition. Edged by a band of silk with polychrome diagonal stripes. Backing: printed cotton of approximately same date with long narrow stripes having alternately a repeating naturalistic floral grouping on white and a stylized undulating flowering vine on red. Slightly stained.
The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection