Panel of velvet

Iranian, probably Tabriz

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Imported Middle Eastern textiles were highly valued luxury goods during this period, and this velvet pattern was originally the product of the Persian workshops of Tabriz. The number of surviving pieces in European and American collections suggests that this attractive pattern was produced in relatively large quantities; it may have been imitated by Italian velvet weavers and produced for a long period of time.

Panel of velvet, Silk and metal thread, Iranian, probably Tabriz

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