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Square cover

Probably Persian
18th–19th century (?)

Object Place: Persia


124 x 121 cm (48 13/16 x 47 5/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk; embroidery

Not On View


Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Worked entirely in chain stitch on a gray silk ground. A central star motif around which continuous slim stalks, in metallic yarns, with various simple blossoms and leaves in red, blue, orange, yellow and white silk yarns, curve, swirl and overlap, filling the field. In each corner, angled towards the center, is a small buta motif; border with a continuous inscription. Same materials as above. Edged with shawl material; lined.

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection