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Brocade cover

Indian or Persian
19th century

Object Place: India or Persia


134.5 x 88 cm (52 15/16 x 34 5/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Satin, brocade

Not On View


Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Rectangular cover, made up of pieces of three different fabrics. All fabrics show broken warp twill on satin silk grounds, brocaded with powder of palmette cones in gold or silver yarn: central section gold on pinkish red; borders silver on ultramarine; corner blocks gold on pinkish red. Lined with red cotton twill bound with lavender and black checked silk. Soiled and worn; brown stains.


Transferred from Asiatic Dept. to Textiles.

Credit Line

Gift of High School Scholarship Classes of Fine Arts