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Fragment of ornamental band

Ground: worn gold (gilded silver wound on yellow silk) weft, tied by light neutral orange silk warp. Design: (crossing warp diagonally) parrot perched on flowering tree, small gazelle under flowering tree, woven with pin, cream-white, two shades of blue, neutral yellow, neutral violet and bluish...

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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