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Textile fragment with port scenes (?)

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The pattern (small boats with people in them, ducks, and fish) is reversible, either white and silver on a crimson ground or crimson on a white and silver ground. Chinese influence in drawing of design. Warps: red silk and white silk. Wefts: red silk, white silk, and white silk wound with silver.


H. E. Bolles Fund, Feb. 9, 1939.

Credit Line

H. E. Bolles Fund

Persian, Safavid Dynasty, Late 16th or early 17th century

Object Place

Iran or India


16 x 14.5 cm (6 5/16 x 5 11/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Silk and metal-wrapped silk; plain-weave double cloth


Textiles and Fashion Arts