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The ground is woven with tarnished silver thread. The design consists of an ogival frame-work woven with green silk enclosing rosettes woven with blue silk and silver thread, surrounded by a floral design woven with pinkish orange silk. Around the edge is a narrow floral border woven with green,...

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Inscription

In the corners of this panel, inscriptions proclaim "God is most great."

Provenance

Gift of Mrs. William F. Wharton to the MFA, February 4, 1937.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. William F. Wharton

Persian, Safavid Dynasty, 17th century

Object Place

Iran (probably Kashan)

Dimensions

Overall: 62.5 x 23 cm (24 5/8 x 9 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

37.237

Medium or Technique

Silk and metal-wrapped silk; plain weave with complementary wefts and inner warps (taqueté), brocaded

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes