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Fragment with leaves, vines, and blossoms

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Warps: green silk (secondary warp neutral yellow silk, and ring gold weft). Wefts: green silk, metallic-wrapped linen. Ground: green satin. Design:Floral adaptation of a grapevine woven with gold thread, the stems forming heart-shaped ground-work.


Acquired about 1930 by Adolfo Loewi, Venice; sold by Loewi to the MFA for $190. (Accession Date: March 9, 1939)

Credit Line

Helen and Alice Colburn Fund

Persian, Ilkhanid Dynasty, Second half of the 14th century

Object Place

Tabriz or Sultaniya, Iran


24 x 23 cm (9 7/16 x 9 1/16 in.); Legacy dimension: L x W: 23 x 24 cm (9 1/8 x 9 3/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Silk and gold- and silver-wrapped linen; lampas


Textiles and Fashion Arts