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Voided silk velvet and metal thread brocade panel. Turkey. 16th century, probably before 1550.

Textile fragment Turkish, Ottoman, Last half of the 16th century Turkey

Lampas-woven textile with tulips, silk and silver lamella Turkey; 2nd half of 16th century

Ottoman Turkey Kaftan purple silk, embroidered with metallic thread, late eighteenth - early nineteenth century.

Velvet cushion cover (yastik), ca. 1600 Turkey, Bursa Silk, cotton, metal–wrapped thread; cut and voided velvet (çatma), brocaded

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Textile Fragment Object Name: Fragment Date: ca. 1540 Geography: Iran Culture: Islamic Medium: Silk; cut and voided velvet with continuous floats of flat metal thread Dimensions: Textile: H. 40 in. (101.6 cm) W. 17 in. (43.2 cm) Mount: H. 45 in. (114.3 cm) W. 22 1/2 in. (57.2 cm) D. 3/4 in. (1.9 cm)

1115–1234 China Jin Dynasty plain-weave silk brocaded with metallic thread, Coiled Dragons. This textile represents the tradition of northern China's Jin dynasty, which was known for textiles brocaded in gold with offset asymmetrical motifs on a solid-colored background. The motif here is a coiled dragon with a flaming jewel.