Textile

Persian
probably 17th century


Object Place: Persia

Dimensions

Overall: 27 x 35.5 cm (10 5/8 x 14 in.)

Accession Number

56.469

Medium or Technique

Silver, brocade

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

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.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Edwin Jackson Holmes