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The design consists of stripes of squares filled with oval medallions, in which are conventional bunches of flowers. Between the squares are cartouches with Arabic inscriptions. The piece is woven with red, light blue, yellow, light green and violet silk and narrow strips of silver gilt. Much...

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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…"


Gift of Denman Waldo Ross to MFA, November 10, 1898. Nov. 10, 1898.

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Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Persian, Safavid Dynasty, late 16th or 17th century

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31 x 38 cm (12 3/16 x 14 15/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Silk; plain-weave triple cloth


Textiles and Fashion Arts