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Possibly Persian
18th–19th century (?)

Object Place: Persia


115 x 121 cm (45 1/4 x 47 5/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk; embroidery

Not On View


Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Field: six vertically spiralling slim vines with repeating leaves and sprigs. In each corner of the field, angled toward the center, is a buta motif covered with floral designs, smaller butas and drooping leaves. Interior border of alternately repeating simple buta and floral motives. Narrow outer border with a continuous undulating leafy vine motif. Polychrome silk yarns in fine chain stitch on red silk ground. Lengthwise seam in center; mounted on blue silk backing; many repairs to ground.

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection