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Fragment of ornamental band

17th–18th century


Height x width: 7 1/2 x 1 15/16 in. (19 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. Design: 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 rightwith neutral brown, on left with dark blue. Narrow outer borders with delicate flowering vine originally woven with dark brown ground, rotted away to show orange warp threads. On each side of band is a little plain orange silk. Like 31.108.

Credit Line

Helen and Alice Colburn Fund