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Ground: neutral violet silk, much worn. Design: almost completely covering ground, resembles Spanish-Arabic wall decoration; woven with neutral yellow, neutral green, blue, reddish violet, and a little white silk.

Provenance

Probably acquired in Spain by Adolfo Loewi, Venice; 1928, sold by Loewi to the MFA for $2745 [see note 1]. (Accession Date: June 7, 1928) NOTES: [1] Seven textiles (MFA accession nos. 28.320 - 28.326) were purchased for this amount.

Credit Line

Harriet Otis Cruft Fund

Spanish (Arabic), 15th century

Dimensions

37 x 38 cm (14 9/16 x 14 15/16 in.); Legacy dimension: 0.38 x 0.37

Accession Number

28.322

Medium or Technique

Silk

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles