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Weft-faced compound tabby weaving

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Piece of silk compound cloth; background in two shades of taupe with minute all-over floiate motives; dark blue paired confronted rabbits in horizontal rows; at each side, band of Kufic inscription in taupe on dark blue ground; both selvedges present; part of warp end present; lower left, many...

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Provenance

Ayoub Rabenou, New York; sold by Rabenou to Adolph Loewi, Los Angeles; 1954, sold by Loewi to the MFA for $2800. (Accession Date: January 14, 1954)

Credit Line

Helen and Alice Colburn Fund

Persian, Chinese or Central Asian, probably 20th century

Object Place

Persia

Dimensions

Overall: 65 x 36cm (25 9/16 x 14 3/16in.)

Accession Number

54.3

Medium or Technique

Silk

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles