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Panel with birds in flowering foliage

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Panel made up of fragments. Ground: gold (gilded silver wound on yellow silk) weft tied by fine pinkish yellow warp. Design: birds & flowers arranged on ogival lines, woven with several shades of pink, lavender, and bluish gray silk (weft). A floral border, sewed around panel. Worn.


1938, gift of Philip Lehman (b. 1861 - d. 1947), New York, to the MFA. (Accession Date: April 14, 1938)

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Gift of Philip Lehman in memory of his wife Carrie L. Lehman

Persian, Safavid Dynasty, First quarter of the 17th century

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80 x 158 cm (31 1/2 x 62 3/16 in.)

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Complementary wefts and inner warps (taqueté), brocaded


Textiles and Fashion Arts