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On a ground woven with white silk and tarnished metal is an all-over design of eight-pointed medallions, detailed with carnation flowers and buds, of red, and light green velvet.

Credit Line

Gift of Martin Brimmer

Persian or Turkish,


91.5 x 67 cm (36 x 26 3/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Silk velvet with silver colored metal strip wrapped on white silk core


Textiles and Fashion Arts