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Piece of velvet

Red velvet ground, on which is a design of large flowers surrounded by an ogival frame-work of stems that spring from crowns and rosettes, woven of white and yellow silk wound with much tarnished silver and silver gilt. Much soiled.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Turkish or Persian, 16th(?)–17th century

Object Place

Turkey or Persia


137.7 x 61.5 cm (54 3/16 x 24 3/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk velvet with yellow or white silk wrapped silver colored metal strip thread


Textiles and Fashion Arts