Now quite abraded, the yellow silk threads of this compound weave were wrapped in silver foil, which would have made the textile especially luxurious. A silver-brocaded textile with a similar pattern of crosses and seraphim, albeit in a different weaving technique, was brought to Moscow from Istanbul by Russian envoys in 1634.
[ Dikran G. Kelekian, New York, until 1917; sold to MMA]
New York. The New York Public Library. "Russia Engages the World 1453–1825," October 3, 2003–January 31, 2004, not in catalogue.