Middle East, Textile; Dress fabric of brocaded silk satin and metal thread, Iran, 1800-1860
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.