Length of a dress or furnishing fabric

Iranian
1650–1700


Object Place: India

Dimensions

57 x 72 cm (22 7/16 x 28 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

68.96

Medium or Technique

Silk twill-weave ground with polychrome silk and silver metallic thread discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Length of fabric with overall pattern of flowers against a ground of cloth-of-silver (a twill ground of cream-colored yarn with weft yarns wrapped in silver); pink and green flowers (perhaps poppies) appear in staggered rows; each flower consists of a single blossom seen in profile and a small bud on a leafy stem.

Provenance

By 1968, John Goelet, New York, NY; 1968, gift of Goelet to the MFA. (Accession Date: March 13, 1968)

Credit Line

Gift of John Goelet