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Fragment of ornamental band

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

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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