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Length of velvet

Woven with red, green and ecru silk and silver-gilt yarns. Areas where metal threads once were are badly worn and mended. Design of sun-burst motifs combined with small grouping of three ovoid shapes.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Joseph V. McMullan

Turkish, 16th century

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Medium or Technique

Silk brocade, silk cut velvet, and silk and gilt metallic thread


Textiles and Fashion Arts