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Fragment of turban

Design: alternate stripes of tarnished silver and gold (gilded silver wound on yellow silk, and silver wound on white silk weft, tied by a pink silk warp) ornamented with conventionalized floral bands woven with blue, green, yellow, brown, and pink silk weft tied by pink silk warp.

Credit Line

Helen and Alice Colburn Fund

Persian, 17th–18th century

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk; brocade


Textiles and Fashion Arts