Cover or hanging

Persian (probably Resht or Isfahan)
19th century

Object Place: Probably Resht or Isfahan, Persia


117 x 180 cm (46 1/16 x 70 7/8 in.); Legacy dimension: 67 x 47 in.

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Wool; embroidery with silk wool inlaid with wool

Not On View


Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Wool inlaid with wool (napped) and embroidered with polychrome silk yarns in chain stitch. Central pointed oval medallion inscribed in rectangle. Design: flowers, birds, arabesques; inner borders: flowers on a scrolling stem; outermost border: unembroidered red napped wool.

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection