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Scarf

Scarf

  • Place of origin:

    Iran (possibly, made)
    India (possibly, made)
    Iran (made)

  • Date:

    1840-1860 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown
    Unknown (designed and made by)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    cotton yarn, silk thread, metal thread, weaving, embroidering, sewing

  • Museum number:

    306-1867

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Part of a scarf, plain weave cotton embroidered with silk in satin stitch with couched metal thread with silk binding. Fine white cotton with a light blue silk binding along one edge. There are 3 offset bands of 6 isolated floral sprigs, all bending slightly to the left: there are gold serrated leaves at the bottom, a red and pink flower with a blue flower on light and dark green leaves to its right, another not-so-open red blossom and pendant bud and a curving spray of silver leaves. It is cut along the upper edge.
Metal Thread: silver and silver-gilt strip and silver strip Z-wound on a white silk core which is used to outline motifs.

Place of Origin

Iran (possibly, made)
India (possibly, made)
Iran (made)

Date

1840-1860 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown
Unknown (designed and made by)

Materials and Techniques

cotton yarn, silk thread, metal thread, weaving, embroidering, sewing

Dimensions

Length: 58.5 cm, Width: 46 cm

Object history note

Given by M. Gregorevitch, Commissioner for Russia at the Paris International Exhibition, 1867. Acquired as an 18th century textile.

Descriptive line

embroidered, 1840-1860s, Persian or Indian

Collection

Middle East Section

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