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Fragment of ornamental band

Ground: worn gold (gilded silver wound on yellow silk) weft tied by pinkish orange silk warp. Design: (crossing warp diagonally) parrots perched on flowering trees woven with two shades of light pinkish orange, three shades of neutral violet, yellow and green silk and worn silver (silver wound...

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Credit Line

Helen and Alice Colburn Fund

Persian, 17th–18th century

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Medium or Technique

Silk; brocade


Textiles and Fashion Arts