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Worked entirely in chain stitch on a gray silk ground. A central star motif around which continuous slim stalks, in metallic yarns, with various simple blossoms and leaves in red, blue, orange, yellow and white silk yarns, curve, swirl and overlap, filling the field. In each corner, angled...

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The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection

Probably Persian, 18th–19th century (?)

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Silk; embroidery


Textiles and Fashion Arts