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Rectangular piece of cloth, possibly a manuscript cover, with design of narrow strips of green, black, yellow, blue and pinkish purple silk taffeta stitched edge to edge, with variegated cord covering seams, each strip embroidered with polychrome silks, in small stitches, showing a row of wheels...

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Gift from High School Scholarship Classes of Fine Arts to the MFA, December 10, 1959

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Gift of High School Scholarship Classes of Fine Arts

Iranian (Zoroastrian), 19th or early 20th century

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Overall: 57 x 143.6cm (22 7/16 x 56 9/16in.)

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Silk plain-weave (rib variation) embroidered with silk; cotton plain-weave lining


Textiles and Fashion Arts