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textile fragment
  • Persia (present-day Iran)
  • textile fragment, early 1800s
  • Where object was made: Persia (present-day Iran)
  • silk, wrapped thread, brocaded satin
  • Object Height/Width: 17.25 x 13.25 cm
    Object Height/Width: 6 3/4 x 5 1/4 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.1040
Description

Textile fragment made of brocaded satin (complementary weft patterning.) It is decorated with designs of flowering plants in interconnected, end-pinched ovals. It has a blue background with ogival forms in gold thread. In the center of each ogival form is a flower of two shades of pink with yellow leaves outlined in brown. It has a metallic-wrapped silk core.