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Border or hem from a skirt (?)

Decorative. A repeating central flower motif on a slim stem surrounded by smaller repeating floral motives. Some leaf areas in drawnwork. Polychrome silk yarns and metal strips on a tan cotton ground. Continuous loops of metallic yarn on bottom edge. Soiled: frayed along top edge; slightly...

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Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection

Turkish or Persian (?), 18th–19th century (?)

Object Place

Turkey or Persia

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk; embroidery


Textiles and Fashion Arts