Not currently on display at the V&A

Cover

early 19th century (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Cover of silk brocade, woven in silver thread (now much worn), salmon pink and blue on a blue ground. Two horizontal rows (one incomplete) of irises, each consisting of a long pointed leaf and a blossom on a slender curved stem. The border is filled with a wavy floral stem interlaced with arabesques. There is a cotton and purple silk lining.


object details
Category
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Brocaded silk
Brief Description
Cover, brocaded silk, Iran, early 19th century.
Physical Description
Cover of silk brocade, woven in silver thread (now much worn), salmon pink and blue on a blue ground. Two horizontal rows (one incomplete) of irises, each consisting of a long pointed leaf and a blossom on a slender curved stem. The border is filled with a wavy floral stem interlaced with arabesques. There is a cotton and purple silk lining.
Dimensions
  • Length: 31in
  • Width: 29.5in
Gallery Label
PERSIAN; late 16th or early 17th century. Brocaded double cloth. 2 warps: 2 wefts: 1 brocade weft. Warp: 1 / silk, blue; 2 / silk, salmon pink. Weft: 1. silk, blue, 2. silk, salmon pink brocade, silver metal strip on a white silk core. Selvage. 2 cord white silk. Borders of cloth tissue. 18-1903.
Object history
Purchased. Registered File number 2481/1903, 31359/1902.
Subjects depicted
Collection
Accession Number
18-1903

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record createdJune 1, 2004
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