a) Two broad vertical strips, one gray and one red, each with an all-over pattern of small gold palmettes. The two areas are separated by a narrow orange stripe with a floral serpentine brocaded in polychrome silks and metal thread. b) Red ground with gold palmettes, with a portion of the brocaded floral band sewn to one side. Composed of four pieces sewn together, with metal fringe at the bottom.


  • Title: Textile
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: 17th century
  • Physical Dimensions: w252 x d660 cm
  • Type: Textile
  • Rights: Gift of George A. Hearn
  • Medium: Medium: silk, metallic threads Technique: complementary weft patterning with brocading
  • Dimensions: H x W (a): 66 x 25.2 cm (26 x 9 15/16 in.)H x W (b): 24.5 x 38 cm (9 5/8 x 14 15/16 in.)

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