Poppies and iris in vertical stripes fragment

Persian
Safavid


Dimensions

Overall: 44.5 x 28.5 cm (17 1/2 x 11 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

30.266

Medium or Technique

Silk and metalic thread, brocaded

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Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Warp: salmon pink silk. Weft: several shades of salmon pink blue, violet, green, and cream colored thread and silver and gold thread (silver wound on white silk and gilded silver wound on yellow silk). Design: flowering poppies alternating with iris plants on a gold ground, alternating with narrow floral strips on silver ground. Design and ground, twill weave.

Credit Line

Gift of Edward Jackson Holmes