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Sash (Iran)

This is a Sash. It is dated 19th century and we acquired it in 1961. Its medium is silk, metal-wrapped silk and its technique is woven. It is a part of the Textiles department.



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 donated by 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.

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