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Polychrome silk embroidery yarns completely covering cotton ground. Design: white mihrab filled with flowering green, purple and blue arabesque growing from urn at bottom center; blue-green spandrels filled with large leaves; wide border of flowers and blue peacocks set in purple medallions....

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The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection; Gift to the MFA, 1944.

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The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection

Northwest (?) Persian, Qajar Dynasty, early 20th century

Object Place

probably Northwest Persia


192 x 117 cm (75 9/16 x 46 1/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Cotton and silk, cotton gingham ground embroidered with silk pattern darning


Textiles and Fashion Arts