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Fragment of ornamental band

17th–18th century


Height x width: 1 15/16 x 18 5/16 in. (5 x 46.5 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 orange silk warp. Design: (crossing warp diagonally) parrots perched on flowering plant alternating with hawk attacking rabbit woven with three shades of pink, two shades of blue, two shades of yellow, green, and two shades of neutral velvet silk, and worn silver (silver wound on white silk) weft tied by orange silk warp. Narrow outer border with conventionalized plants. On each side a little plain green silk. Four pieces sewed together.

Credit Line

Helen and Alice Colburn Fund