Rashit cover, inlaid and embroidered

Persian
Qajar Dynasty
19th century


Object Place: Northwestern Iran (Rasht)

Dimensions

150 x 150 cm (59 1/16 x 59 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

51.2808

Medium or Technique

Wool flannel ground inlaid with wool, and silk chain and buttonhole stitch embroidery

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Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Wool inlaid with wool. Central medallion heavilly embroidered with silk yarns largely with chain and buttonhole stitch. Central circular design of overlapping tri-lobed arches filled with roses and other floral motifs; side borders with additional stylized floral motifs. Long fringes of twisted wool strands.

Provenance

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection, Dec. 14, 1951.

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection