Textile with field of poppies on a golden ground


The Cleveland Museum of Art

The Cleveland Museum of Art
Cleveland, United States

Trade in textiles flourished between India and Iran. Courtly consumers from the neighboring Mughal and Safavid dynasties admired the products of both regions. The subtle chevrons set off rows of poppies that sway in alternating directions, lending a gentle liveliness to the overall pattern. Peach and green silk threads interlace to create each poppy in a technique that uses discontinuous wefts and allows for a smooth surface finish to this lightweight textile.

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  • Title: Textile with field of poppies on a golden ground
  • Date Created: 1600-1750
  • Physical Dimensions: Overall: 85.7 x 71.1 cm (33 3/4 x 28 in.); Mounted: 92.7 x 78.7 cm (36 1/2 x 31 in.)
  • Provenance: (Indjoudjian Frères, Paris, France, sold to the Cleveland Museum of Art), The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH
  • Type: Textile
  • Rights: CC0
  • External Link: https://clevelandart.org/art/1926.22
  • Medium: twill weave with supplementary weft, stamped: silk and gilt-metal thread
  • Department: Textiles
  • Culture: Iran, Safavid Period
  • Credit Line: Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund
  • Collection: T - Islamic
  • Accession Number: 1926.22

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