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Embroidered cover

N.W. Persian or Daghestan (?)
17th–18th century (?)

Object Place: Persia (Northwest) or Daghestan ?


82 x 88 cm (32 5/16 x 34 5/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Embroidered cotton

Not On View


Textiles and Fashion Arts



Cover made from fragments. Irregular central medallion, with a floral motif, surrounded by four cartouches. An eight-pointed medallion repeating in each corner with a figure on horseback and floral designs. Winged figures, full and partial, appear near the edges of the field. Border with a characteristic repeating blossom over a recurved line motif. All the embroidered areas have been applied to a plain tan cotton ground edged with metallic yarns tape and blue silk. Soiled, stained; many missing yarns.

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection