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Textile in Silk from West Asia

Textile, Silk, West Asia

Works of Art (42)

Anhalt carpet, mid-16th century, Iran, Cotton warp, silk weft, wool pile, asymmetrically knotted (46.128)
Banner, Ottoman period (ca. 1299–1923), dated A.H. 1235 / A.D. 1819–20, Turkey, probably Istanbul, Silk, metal-wrapped thread, lampas, brocaded (1976.312)
Batrashil, Mamluk period (1250–1517), 1336, Syria, Silk backed with heavy linen (14.137)
Brocade, 17th century; Safavid, Iran, Silk and metal thread (59.58)
Carpet with a compartment design, Safavid period (1501–1722), first half of 16th century, Iran, silk (warp and weft), wool (pile), asymmetrically knotted pile (10.61.3)
Chasuable, 17th century, Turkey, Silk, metal-wrapped thread; lampas (kemha) (06.1210)
Cope, early 17th century, Iran, Silk, metal thread (49.32.71)
The Emperor's Carpet (detail), mid-16th century, Iran (probably Herat), Silk (warp and weft), wool (pile), asymmetrically knotted pile (43.121.1)
Ensemble, late 19th–early 20th century, Palestinian, Silk, wool, metallic thread (C.I.39.91.14a–f)
Fragment of a kaftan back, Ottoman period (ca. 1299–1923), mid-16th century, Turkey, probably Istanbul, Silk, metal-wrapped thread, taqueté (seraser) (52.20.15)
Fragmentary cenotaph cover with Qur'anic calligraphy, 17th–18th century, Turkey, Silk; lampas; (32.100.460)
Fragmentary loom width with ogival pattern, ca. 1570–80, Turkey, probably Istanbul, Silk, metal-wrapped thread; lampas (kemha) (49.32.79)
Fragmentary loom width with wavy-vine pattern, Ottoman period (ca. 1299–1923), ca. 1565–80, Turkey, probably Istanbul, Silk, metal-wrapped thread, lampas (kemha) (52.20.21)
Fragmentary silk velvet with repeating tiger-stipe and cintamani design, Ottoman period (ca. 1299–1923), second half of 15th century, Turkey, Bursa, silk, metal-wrapped thread, cut and voided velvet (çatma), brocaded (08.109.23)
Fragments of a jacket, early 14th century, Egypt or Syria; Possibly made for the Rasulid sultan of Yemen, al-Mu'ayyad Hizabr al-Din Dawud ibn Yusuf, Silk with brown and ivory stripes, double-cloth weave (31.14a,b)
Kaftan, second half of 17th–early 18th century, Turkey, Silk, metal-wrapped threat; taquet&eactue; (seraser); back piece (2003.416a-e)
Kashan carpet, second half of 16th century; Safavid, Iranian; Attributed to Kashan, Iran, Pile weave, silk pile on silk foundation (14.40.721)
Khorasan-type carpet fragment, late 16th or early 17th century; Safavid, Iran, Cotton and silk (foundation), wool (pile); asymmetrically knotted pile (2001.54)
Loom width with floral and tiger-stripe design, 16th century, Turkey, Bursa, Silk, metal-wrapped thread; lampas (kemha); (44.41.3)
Loom width with serrated leaf design, ca. 1600–1625, Turkey, Bursa, Silk, metal-wrapped thread; lampas (kemha) (52.20.17)
Loom-width piece of velvet, late 15th century, Probably Bursa, Turkey, possibly Venice, Silk velvet pile and voided areas brocaded with silver-gilt-wrapped silk wefts (53.157)
Pieced panel of brocaded silk, second half of 16th century, Probably Bursa, Turkey, Silk velvet pile and voided areas brocaded with silver-gilt-wrapped silk wefts (17.29.10)
"Polonaise" carpet, Safavid period (1501–1722), 17th century, Iran, Isfahan or Kashan, Cotton (warp and weft), silk (weft and pile), metal-wrapped thread; asymmetrically knotted pile, brocaded (50.190.1)
Prayer carpet, late 16th century; Ottoman, Attributed to Bursa or Istanbul, Turkey, Pile weave, wool and cotton pile on silk foundation (22.100.51)
Roundel with Amazons and a cross, 7th–9th century (?), Egypt or Syria (?), Weft-faced compound twill (samite) in green, beige, and brownish silk(1987.442.5)
Safavid Courtiers Leading Georgian Captives, mid 16th century; Safavid, Iran, Silk and metal wrapped thread; lampas (52.20.12)
Sash with flowering plants, 17th century; Safavid, Iran, Silk, silver- and gilt-metal-wrapped thread (metal strip, silk core); taqueté, brocaded (33.80.18)
Silk fragment with a rosebush, deer, and flower pattern, late 17th–early 18th century; Safavid, Iran, Silk, silver- and gilt-metal-wrapped thread; compound twill weave, brocaded (49.32.99)
Silk velvet signed by "Ghiyath," second half of 16th century; Safavid, Iran, Silk; cut and voided velvet with continuous floats of flat metal thread (52.20.13)
Tent panel with hunting scene, ca. 1540; Safavid, Iran, Silk, flat metal thread; cut and voided velvet (1972.189)
Textile depicting a courtier in a landscape, 16th century, Safavid, Iran, Silk; lampas (08.109.3)
Textile fragment, 16th century, Turkey, Bursa, Silk, metal-wrapped thread; lampas (52.20.19)
Textile Fragment, 6th–7th century, Iraq or Syria, Silk (15.109)
Textile fragment, early 16th century, Turkey, probably Istanbul, Silk, metal-wrapped thread; taqueté (seraser) (15.125.7)
Textile panel with birds amid flowering vines, first half of 17th century; Safavid, Iran, Silk, metal-wrapped thread; taqueté (26.231.2)
Textile, possibly Ghaznavid period (977–1186), 10th–11th century, Probably Iran, Cotton, other fibers, plain weave, printed and painted (31.106.64)
Velvet cushion cover (yastik), ca. 1600, Turkey, Bursa, Silk, cotton, metal-wrapped thread; cut and voided velvet (çatma), brocaded (17.120.123)
Velvet fragment, 16th century; Safavid, Iran, Silk and metal thread; velvet (52.20.11)
Velvet panel with a design from the Khamsa of Nizami, 16th century; Safavid, Iran, Silk; cut velvet (1978.60)
Velvet panel with flowering plants, first half of 17th century; Safavid, Iran, Silk, cotton, flat metal thread; cut and voided velvet, brocaded (12.72.5)
Yastik, Ottoman period (ca. 1299–1923), 17th century, Turkey, Silk, cotton, metal-wrapped thread, cut and voided velvet, brocaded (08.109.11)