probably 17th century
Object Place: Persia
Overall: 27 x 35.5 cm (10 5/8 x 14 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Quadrilateral piece, made of two fragments sewn together. On a silver ground, a repeating unit showing a parakeet perched in a rosebush; above, to the right, a smaller bird hovers; below, to the left, a golden fawn stands on the hillock from which bush grows. Pattern brocaded in silk yarns in shades of yellow, green, pink, blue, brown, lavender and black, and in gold. Direction of twill reverses in silver ground. Silver darkened. Central area faded.
Gift of Mrs. Edwin Jackson Holmes