Velvet ikat silk
late 19th century
67 x 86 cm (26 3/8 x 33 7/8 in.); Legacy dimension: 0.86 x 0.67
Medium or Technique
Cut velvet ikat silk
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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.
John Wheelock Elliot and John Morse Elliot Fund