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Fragment of ornamental band

Ground: silver (silver wound on white silk) tied by reddish orange silk. Design: iris, roses, and other flowers growing from an undulating vine, woven with pinkish orange, pale blue, light green, dark green (outlines) silk weft, tied by reddish orange silk warp. On one side a little plain...

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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