From: India | Surat | Iran

Curatorial Section: Asian

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Native Name Kinkhaub
Object Number A584
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Indian | Persian
Provenience India | Surat | Iran
Period 19th Century
Date Made 19th Century
Section Asian
Materials Silk | Silver Thread
Technique Brocade | Woven | Dyed | Sewn
Iconography Floral

Square cover of silk brocade woven with metal-wrapped thread. Field patterned with a grid of small ogival cartouches framing floral medallions. Silver gilt-wrapped yellow threads form a golden ground; most of the metal has worn off. White details are outlined with black, and red, pink, and blue details are outlined with white. Silk brocades were a specialty of Kashan and Isfahan in Iran (Persia) dating back to at least the seventeenth century. Used primarily for luxury garments, they were often repurposed into decorative covers. This cover has been backed with an undyed cloth and faced with red satin. Related objects in the Penn Museum: A581, A583, A585, A587, A588, A590, A591, A592. Square with a central design of repeating flowers in white, pink, brown and orange on a yellow background. Beige backing with a red border.

Length 61 cm
Width 61 cm
Credit Line Purchased from F. P. Bhumgara & Company, 1904

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