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Persian (?)
Late 19th–first half 20th century

Object Place: Persia


95 x 176 cm (37 3/8 x 69 5/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk; compound weaving

Not On View


Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Dense staggered rows of ogival compartment with a repeating ogival shaped simple floral design. Green floss silk satin weave warp yarns; red, purple, blue silk, plus yellow metallic, weft yarns. Lengthwise center seam. Very good condition. Edged by a band of silk with polychrome diagonal stripes. Backing: printed cotton of approximately same date with long narrow stripes having alternately a repeating naturalistic floral grouping on white and a stylized undulating flowering vine on red. Slightly stained.

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection