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Fragment with birds on flowering shrubs

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The ground is of silver; the design, of flowers, trees and birds, is woven with two shades of green, gray, dark blue, rose, brown, and yellow silk and silver gilt. Much pieced.

Provenance

Denman Ross collection. Sept. 10, 1908

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Persian, Safavid Dynasty, 17th century

Object Place

Iran

Dimensions

103 x 39 cm (40 9/16 x 15 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

08.389

Medium or Technique

Silk and silver colored metal strip-wrapped on silk core, twill weave with continuous and discontinuous supplementary wefts attached in twill order with supplementary warps

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles