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Fragment with birds, flowers, and animals

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The design consists of flowering plants growing from a mound, birds, hares, and deer, and is woven with silver, pink, blue, green and white silk. Pieced.


Gift of Denman Waldo Ross, November 3, 1904.

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Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Persian, Safavid Dynasty, 17th century

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Height x width (a): 11 5/8 x 7 1/16 in. (29.5 x 18 cm) Height x width (b): 4 3/4 x 3 3/8 in. (12 x 8.5 cm) Height x width (c): 4 3/4 x 2 3/8 in. (12 x 6 cm)

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


Textiles and Fashion Arts