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Ground: originally woven with flat strips of silver weft (possibly gilded) now worn so that orange warp is loose; another orange warp is used to tie the silk pattern wefts. Design: three figures repeated, a man without a high conical hat or turban, seated on a small rug with food before him, a...

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Helen and Alice Colburn Fund, Feb. 5, 1931.

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Helen and Alice Colburn Fund

Persian, Third quarter of the 18th century

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Height x width (a): 12 3/16 x 8 7/16 in. (31 x 21.5 cm) Height x width (b): 7 5/16 x 6 11/16 in. (18.5 x 17 cm) Height x width (c): 6 1/2 x 6 11/16 in. (16.5 x 17 cm)

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Silk and metallic strips; plain weave with complementary wefts and inner warps (taqueté)


Textiles and Fashion Arts