A fine Safavid woven metal thread and silk Fragment Persia, late 16th/17th Century(2)
Lot 61
A fine Safavid woven metal thread and silk Fragment
Persia, late 16th/17th Century
(2)
£ 2,000 - 3,000
US$ 2,800 - 4,200

Lot Details
A fine Safavid woven metal thread and silk Fragment
Persia, late 16th/17th Century
of irregular rhomboid form, woven in shades of green, blue, salmon pink, cream and brown on a gold ground, depicting a butterfly hovering by a flowering plant, on either side a further partial plant, the left hand plant with embroidery; and a Safavid voided velvet Fragment, with repeat voided circle pattern with crimson red pile
the silk 15.5 x 24.5 cm. max.(2)

Footnotes

  • For another fragment from this same Safavid gold ground textile, see Carole Bier, Woven from the Heart, Spun from the Soul, The Textile Museum, Washington, 1987, p. 174, no. 9 (Bier also discusses the influence of Dutch and English Herbariums on the drawing of these silks); and Christie's South Kensington, Indian and Islamic Works of Art and Textiles, 15th April 2010, lot 152.
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