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Fragments of a sash

Persian or Polish
18th century

Object Place: Persia or Poland


26.7 x 199 cm (10 1/2 x 78 3/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk; brocade

Not On View


Asia, Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Fragments of a sash, mounted as complete sash. Pinkish-orange tabby-woven silk ground, brocaded with gold and silver yarns and yellow-green, pale blue, and black silk yarns. Field shows narrow bars of orange alternating with slightly wider bars of silver carrying blossoms on undulating ribbon. One long border shows sprig repeated on silver ground. At each end, a compartment showing paired bouquets. Faded, worn, and pieced; lined with lavender silk taffeta.

Credit Line

Gift of High School Scholarship Classes of Fine Arts