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Fragment of ornamental band

17th–18th century


Height x width: 10 1/16 x 1 15/16 in. (25.5 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) tied by pink silk warp. Design: conventionalized plants, irises etc., and long serrated leaves joined to make undulating line, woven with light neutral violet, darker neutral violet and green silk and worn metal (white silk and yellow silk wound with silver?) weft tied by pink silk warp. The flowers are light neutral violet outlined with dark neutral violet narrow outer borders with conventionalized plants on dark brown. On each side of band, fringed warps.

Credit Line

Helen and Alice Colburn Fund