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Textile fragment with warriers and female captives

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Red satin ground: the design of rows of men with swords and axes, leading a captive by a rope, and separated by trees, is woven with light yellow, light blue, light green, and black silk. Only part of the design is shown in this piece.

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Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Persian, Safavid, mid-16th century

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Height x width: 16 15/16 x 13 3/8 in. (43 x 34 cm)

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Medium or Technique

Silk lampas brocaded with silk and metal wrapped thread


Textiles and Fashion Arts