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Piece of velvet

Rectangular piece. Narrow, mottled yellow and orange stripes alternating with wider stripes composed of stepped chevrons in red blue, orange, yellow, green and violet. Pattern produced by dyed warps. Partial selvedge at right. Pile somewhat worn near selvedge.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Edwin Jackson Holmes

Persian, 18th–19th century

Object Place

Kashan, Persia

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Velvet, Ikat


Textiles and Fashion Arts