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Piece of velvet

Red velvet ground with the design of eight-pointed medallions woven with yellowish white silk, and tarnished metal, and detailed with carnations and buds of red velvet. The border on two sides has a similar design, but the ground is of white silk and tarnished metal thread.

Credit Line

Gift of Martin Brimmer

Persian or Turkish,

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk velvet


Textiles and Fashion Arts