Velvet ikat silk

Turkestan (Bokhara)
late 19th century


Dimensions

67 x 86 cm (26 3/8 x 33 7/8 in.); Legacy dimension: 0.86 x 0.67

Accession Number

26.239

Medium or Technique

Cut velvet ikat silk

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Silk of pile was tied and dyed before weaving. Brillant colored design of lozenge-shaped medallions in diamond lattice frame-work. Rows of yellow medallions on blue ground, each filled with red, white, green, and blue design, alternate with rows of white medallions on green ground, each filled with white, red, yellow, and blue design. White diamond lattice powdered with red, green, and blue spots, outlined with violet, as are medallions. Two breadths sewed together.

Provenance

Purchased.

Credit Line

John Wheelock Elliot and John Morse Elliot Fund