Length of embroidered silk

Iranian (Zoroastrian)
19th or early 20th century

Object Place: India


Overall: 57 x 143.6cm (22 7/16 x 56 9/16in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk plain-weave (rib variation) embroidered with silk; cotton plain-weave lining

Not On View


Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Rectangular piece of cloth, possibly a manuscript cover, with design of narrow strips of green, black, yellow, blue and pinkish purple silk taffeta stitched edge to edge, with variegated cord covering seams, each strip embroidered with polychrome silks, in small stitches, showing a row of wheels flanked by rows of leaves; lined with coarse printed plain-weave cotton, rusty pink in color. Indications of a binding tape along edges, no longer present.


Gift from High School Scholarship Classes of Fine Arts to the MFA, December 10, 1959

Credit Line

Gift of High School Scholarship Classes of Fine Arts