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Cover or hanging

Wool inlaid with wool (napped) and embroidered with polychrome silk yarns in chain stitch. Central pointed oval medallion inscribed in rectangle. Design: flowers, birds, arabesques; inner borders: flowers on a scrolling stem; outermost border: unembroidered red napped wool.

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection

Persian (probably Resht or Isfahan), 19th century

Object Place

Probably Resht or Isfahan, Persia

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Medium or Technique

Wool; embroidery with silk wool inlaid with wool


Textiles and Fashion Arts