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Dress Fabric

1800-1860 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Dress fabric of brocaded silk satin and metal thread.

Woven and brocaded silk, satin ground, twill binding.
Warp: blue silk, indeterminable twist.
Weft: silk: blue, green, dark pink, all indeterminable twist.
Metal thread: silver-gilt strip open and close S-wound on a yellow silk core, indeterminable twist.
Deep blue ground with four rows, almost offset, of an isolated composite motif of an elongated trefoil leaf in yellow/silver thread edged in deep pink. At the top three small leaves point upwards towards a small trefoil, while the main leaf points down into an indeterminable shaped edged with green silk with a U-shaped design to one side. The motif's direction changes in alternate rows.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Brocaded silk satin and metal thread
Brief Description
Middle East, Textile; Dress fabric of brocaded silk satin and metal thread, Iran, 1800-1860
Physical Description
Dress fabric of brocaded silk satin and metal thread.



Woven and brocaded silk, satin ground, twill binding.

Warp: blue silk, indeterminable twist.

Weft: silk: blue, green, dark pink, all indeterminable twist.

Metal thread: silver-gilt strip open and close S-wound on a yellow silk core, indeterminable twist.

Deep blue ground with four rows, almost offset, of an isolated composite motif of an elongated trefoil leaf in yellow/silver thread edged in deep pink. At the top three small leaves point upwards towards a small trefoil, while the main leaf points down into an indeterminable shaped edged with green silk with a U-shaped design to one side. The motif's direction changes in alternate rows.
Dimensions
  • Length: 18cm
  • Width: 8cm
Credit line
Given by T. S. W. Jarvis, Esq.
Collection
Accession Number
T.21:97-1955

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