Cover Maker: Unknown

second half of 18th century

Asian Art

Embroideries such as this example, which was most likely used as a cushion cover, were produced in northwestern Iran (present-day Azerbaijan) during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, a period of relative peace and prosperity. The bold, geometric design resembles those of carpets woven in the same region at that time.


Open weave cotton with silk embroidery


33 1/2 × 35 in. (85.09 × 88.9 cm)

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Hobart and Edward Small Moore Memorial Collection, Gift of Mrs. William H. Moore

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18th century


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Arthur Upham Pope (1881–1969) and Phyllis Ackerman (1893–1977) Collection; purchased by Mrs. William H. Moore (1858–1955), New York, 1936; given to the Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn., 1937
  • Jennifer Wearden, "Azerbaijanian Embroideries: A Synthesis of Contrasts," Hali no. 59 (October 1991): 102–11, fig. 13, 15–16.
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