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Textile panel

Textile panel

  • Place of origin:

    Azerbaijan (possibly, made)
    Iran (possibly, made)
    Iran (made)

  • Date:

    1750-1800 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown (made)
    Unknown (designed and made by)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Cotton yarn, silk thread, weaving, embroidering, sewing

  • Museum number:

    65-1877

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Plain weave cotton embroidered with silk in surface darning on the diagonal and running stitch, backed with plain weave silk, faced with bias-cut plain weave silk and with an interlining of plain weave indigo-dyed cotton.
The white ground is divided into a square grid by S-motifs, similar to those found in Turkish Bird Ushak carpets. Each square contains a blue lozenge from which emerge four red leaves (a pin-wheel effect). There is a border which is missing along one side, containing coloured diamonds and geometric motifs on a light brown ground. The missing border was not cut but simply never there. If a grid was initially marked onto the ground fabric, it was not accurately followed by the embroiderer because the lines of the motifs are not straight.
Colours (Embroidery threads, 2S silk); white, red, brown, light brown, green, red [faded to pink], yellow, black, dark blue, light blue, dark red [at one end of the cover - this might be a repair?]; (Facing): gold silk plain weave [faded from a deeper gold]; (Backing): green silk plain weave.

Place of Origin

Azerbaijan (possibly, made)
Iran (possibly, made)
Iran (made)

Date

1750-1800 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown (made)
Unknown (designed and made by)

Materials and Techniques

Cotton yarn, silk thread, weaving, embroidering, sewing

Marks and inscriptions

Label: paper sewn into one corner, printed with ' International Exhibition of Persian Art, London, 1931 No V.58'.

Dimensions

Height: 835 mm, Width: 1085 mm

Descriptive line

Middle East, Textile; Panel, silk-embroidered cotton, packed design of four-armed crosses and s-shapes, Azerbaijan or NW Iran, 1750-1800

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Victoria and Albert Museum, Department of Textiles, Brief Guide to the Persian Embroideries (London: Board of Education, 1929) pl.VI.

Materials

Cotton yarn; Silk thread

Techniques

Weaving; Embroidery; Sewing

Collection

Middle East Section

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