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Piece of velvet

Turkish or Persian
16th(?)–17th century


158.5 x 68.5 cm (62 3/8 x 26 15/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Silk velvet, silk, silver colored metal strip wrapped on silk core, and silk fringe

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Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Red silk ground with a large design of Arabic leaves, medallions, and other forms, detailed with flowers, leaves and spots, and with tarnished metal thread, blue silk and green velvet. This piece is very much worn, but probably when new had a green velvet ground. Green fringe sewed on one side. Pieced.

Credit Line

Gift of Martin Brimmer