Symmetrical versions of the flowering plant motif were also common in paisley, with stems, buds, flowers, and leaves depicted growing in mirror image around a central stalk. This sash is woven with metal-wrapped threads, which, although tarnished now, would have cast the wearer in shimmering golden light when originally produced in the 19th century.
This object was
Alan L. Wolfe.
It is credited
Gift of Alan L. Wolfe.
Its dimensions are
H x W: 400 x 58.5 cm (13 ft. 1 1/2 in. x 23 1/16 in.)
Cite this object as
Sash (Iran); silk, metal-wrapped silk; H x W: 400 x 58.5 cm (13 ft. 1 1/2 in. x 23 1/16 in.); Gift of Alan L. Wolfe; 1961-115-41
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Paisley.