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Fabric length

16th–17th century

Object Place: Turkey


294.5 x 63 cm (115 15/16 x 24 13/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk cut voided velvet, silk, silver colored metal strip wrapped on silk core, and cotton

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Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Made of two lengths sewn together. Symmetrical vertical repeat showing ogival compartments of red velvet with paired silver rosebuds on bifurcating stems surrounding a central motif showing a silver tulip against a silver pomegranate (?) with a surround of gold leaves. Between these motifs are single large conventionalized silver carnation or daisy blossoms. Half crowns are to be seen at the selvedge edges of each compartment. Metal threads largely worn off and tarnished. selvedges cracked.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Robert Dawson Evans