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The ground is woven with dull reddish violet. The design of rows of conventional symmetrically arranged floral forms, giving the effect of an all-over pattern, is woven with white silk and narrow strips of silver. Pieced.


Persian poetry on this minutely detailed textile reads, "Come, for the Padshah's victorious banner has arrived; the good news and glad tidings of triumph have reached the sun and moon…"

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Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Persian, Safavid Dynasty, 16th or 17th century

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Height x width: 6 5/16 x 13 3/4 in. (16 x 35 cm)

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Medium or Technique

Silk double cloth


Textiles and Fashion Arts