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Poppies and iris in vertical stripes fragment

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Warp: salmon pink silk. Weft: several shades of salmon pink blue, violet, green, and cream colored thread and silver and gold thread (silver wound on white silk and gilded silver wound on yellow silk). Design: flowering poppies alternating with iris plants on a gold ground, alternating with...

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Gift of Edward Jackson Holmes

Persian, Safavid,


Overall: 44.5 x 28.5 cm (17 1/2 x 11 1/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Silk and metalic thread, brocaded


Textiles and Fashion Arts