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Ground: pale neutral brown silk warp, almost entirely covering light neutral yellowish green silk weft. Irregular vertical ribs formed by spacing of warp threads. Between four, or more warp threads a space permits the weft to show forming a vertical depression. Design: formed by neutral...

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Frederick Brown Fund, May 28, 1931.

Credit Line

Frederick Brown Fund

Persian or Mesopotamian, Buyid or Seljuk Dynasties, 12th century

Object Place

Iran, excavated at Rayy


36 x 26 cm (14 3/16 x 10 1/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Silk plain weave with supplementary pattern wefts


Textiles and Fashion Arts