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This square textile, sometimes known as a bukhcha, may have been used to wrap or organize items for storage. The floral designs on the front are woven directly into the silk, while the back of the textile features a bright cotton print of red carnations on a yellow ground. The design of staggered rows of blossoming branches was popular in seventeenth-century Safavid textile production. Textiles like these were favored abroad as well as in Iran, and were exported to the West, where they were prized as expensive luxury items.

Cover, Silk; woven

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