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Ground: red cut silk pile. Design: carnations and hyacinths in profile, enclosed in an ogival frame, brocaded with tarnished metal thread (metal wound on white and neutral yellow silk). The carnations are detailed with rose-buds and small carnations of red cut silk pile. Weft: white cotton.

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Gift of Martin Brimmer

Turkish, 16th(?)–17th century


136 x 61 cm (53 9/16 x 24 in.)

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Silk velvet, cotton , and silver colored metal strip on yellow and white silk core


Textiles and Fashion Arts