Weft-faced compound tabby weaving

Persian, Chinese or Central Asian
probably 20th century


Object Place: Persia

Dimensions

Overall: 65 x 36cm (25 9/16 x 14 3/16in.)

Accession Number

54.3

Medium or Technique

Silk

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Piece of silk compound cloth; background in two shades of taupe with minute all-over foliate motives; dark blue paired confronted rabbits in horizontal rows; at each side, band of Kufic inscription in taupe on dark blue ground; both selvedges present; part of warp end present; lower left, many breaks.

Provenance

Ayoub Rabenou, New York; sold by Rabenou to Adolph Loewi, Los Angeles; 1954, sold by Loewi to the MFA for $2800. (Accession Date: January 14, 1954)

Credit Line

Helen and Alice Colburn Fund