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Fragment of ornamental band

Ground: worn gold (gilded silver wound on yellow silk) weft tied by orange silk warp. Design: (crossing warp diagonally) parrots perched on flowering plant alternating with hawk attacking rabbit woven with three shades of pink, two shades of blue, two shades of yellow, green, and two shades of...

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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