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Piece of brocade

Ground: very much worn metal (gilded silver wound on yellow silk) weft, tied by neutral orange silk warp. Design: all-over ogee framing rose bush woven with pinkish orange, yellow, and light gray silk, the ogee originally woven with silver wound on white silk, now almost entirely disappeared...

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Provenance

Purchased by the MFA, October 8, 1931

Credit Line

Seth K. Sweetser Fund

Persian, 17th–18th century

Object Place

Persia

Accession Number

31.896

Medium or Technique

Silk; brocade

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles