18th–19th century (?)
Object Place: Persia
124 x 121 cm (48 13/16 x 47 5/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Worked entirely in chain stitch on a gray silk ground. A central star motif around which continuous slim stalks, in metallic yarns, with various simple blossoms and leaves in red, blue, orange, yellow and white silk yarns, curve, swirl and overlap, filling the field. In each corner, angled towards the center, is a small buta motif; border with a continuous inscription. Same materials as above. Edged with shawl material; lined.
The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection