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The ground is of white silk wound with a tarnished metal, on this are large flower forms in profile, of red and yellow velvet. It has been creased at regular intervals. This piece may have been made in Persia for the Italian market, or in Italy in imitation of a Persian design.


Gift of Martin Brimmer to MFA, December 1, 1877.

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Gift of Martin Brimmer

Turkish, Ottoman, First half of the 16th century

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65.2 x 143.5 cm (25 11/16 x 56 1/2 in.)

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Cut and voided silk velvet brocaded with metallic-wrapped thread


Textiles and Fashion Arts