Fragments with court scenes

Third quarter of the 18th century

Object Place: Iran


Height x width (a): 12 3/16 x 8 7/16 in. (31 x 21.5 cm) Height x width (b): 7 5/16 x 6 11/16 in. (18.5 x 17 cm) Height x width (c): 6 1/2 x 6 11/16 in. (16.5 x 17 cm)

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Medium or Technique

Silk and metallic strips; plain weave with complementary wefts and inner warps (taqueté)

Not On View


Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Ground: originally woven with flat strips of silver weft (possibly gilded) now worn so that orange warp is loose; another orange warp is used to tie the silk pattern wefts. Design: three figures repeated, a man without a high conical hat or turban, seated on a small rug with food before him, a man with similar hat seated on a chair, a hawk on his left wrist, and a standing attendant, in the spaces between roses, and dishes of fruit, woven with pink, light pink, green, neutral yellow, blue, light blue, cream and brown silk.


Helen and Alice Colburn Fund, Feb. 5, 1931.

Credit Line

Helen and Alice Colburn Fund