Piece of printed silk
Turkestan or W. Turkestan. Uzbekistan
168 x 168 cm (66 1/8 x 66 1/8 in.); Legacy dimension: 1.68 x 1.68
Medium or Technique
Plain weave printed resist? silk
Not On View
The ground of the main field is greenish black. In the middle is a large medallion of floral ornaments, surrounded by pear and palm motives. In each corner is a section of similar medallions. The ground of the main border is bright blue, and is decorated by palm forms. The colors of the design, which is printed by the reserve process, are bright yellow, blue, pale pink, in places turned to tan color. Made of two strips of silk sewed together.
Denman Waldo Ross Collection