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Small octagonal medallions, each containing an uneven four-point star, repeat within lattice compartments on a red field. Border with a star motif and a re-curved leaf (?) motif repeating alternately. Predominantly red with other silk yarns on a tan cotton ground. Soiled; worn; missing yarns.

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection

Probably the Caucasus, 18th–19th century (?)

Object Place

Caucausus (probably)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk; embroidery


Textiles and Fashion Arts