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Possibly Persian
17th–18th century (?)

Object Place: Persia


77 x 73.5 cm (30 5/16 x 28 15/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk; embroidery

Not On View


Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Field: central floral medallion with radiating straight stalks and fan shaped blossoms enclosed by repeating pairs of jagged leaves which in turn connect to surrounding floral groupings, with similar blossoms which fill the field. Pattern drawn on ground and partly unembroidered. Blues, greens, and orange silk yarns with metal strips on a pink sating weave ground with silk warps and cotton wefts. Border: a jagged leaf and fan-shaped blossom alternately repeating in orange, black, green and pink silk yarns and metal strips on a green satin weave ground with silk warp and cotton weft. Many missing yarns; lined.

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection