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Fragment of ornamental band

17th–18th century


Height x width: 9 1/16 x 1 15/16 in. (23 x 5 cm)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk; brocade

Not On View


Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Ground: worn gold (gilded silver wound on yellow silk) weft tied by neutral yellow silk warp. Designs: rose bushes alternating with irises, woven with light neutral, bluish gray, dark blue, green and neutral brown silk weft tied by light neutral yellow warp. The flowers are all light neutral bluish gray, the leaves green, outlined on the right with dark blue, on the left with neutral brown. Narrow outer borders with delicate flowering vine originally woven with dark brown ground, rotted away to show orange warp threads. On each side of the band is little plain orange silk. Like 31.81.

Credit Line

Helen and Alice Colburn Fund