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Possibly Palestinian or Turkish
19th–20th century

Object Place: Palestine or Turkey (possibly)


84 x 101.5 cm (33 1/16 x 39 15/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk; embroidery

Not On View


Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Made from veil fragments(?). Twelve rectangular bands decorated with highly stylized repeating motives of rams’ horns flanked by cypress trees(?) and other designs. Polychrome silk yarns in tent stitch on a tan cotton gauze ground. The bands are separated into four groups of three. Each group has a common ground divided into bands by narrow strips of drawnwork in white silk yarns. Mounted on and bordered by green cotton with silk and metallic yarn tape; modern. The dyes of one group have run.

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection