Requires Photography

Piece of brocade

Persian
17th–18th century


Object Place: Persia

Dimensions

Height x width: 22 7/16 x 16 5/16 in. (57 x 41.5 cm)

Accession Number

31.896

Medium or Technique

Silk; brocade

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Ground: very much worn metal (gilded silver wound on yellow silk) weft, tied by neutral orange silk warp. Design: all-over ogee framing rose bush woven with pinkish orange, yellow, and light gray silk, the ogee originally woven with silver wound on white silk, now almost entirely disappeared showing warp and black outline. Very much worn, made up of small pieces.

Provenance

Purchased by the MFA, October 8, 1931

Credit Line

Seth K. Sweetser Fund