Textile Fragment with Diagonal Bands and Ornaments Maker: Unknown

18th - 19th century

Asian Art

As early as the mid-sixteenth century and well into the nineteenth, fashionable women wore trousers made from textiles patterned with diagonal floral motifs. This fragment of such a textile features a profusion of tiny birds and flowers in a very fine tent stitch—a small, diagonal stitch.


Cotton with silk embroidery


25 1/8 × 22 1/16 in. (63.8 × 56 cm)

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

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Qajar dynasty (1789–1925)


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Mrs. William H. Moore (1858–1955), New York; given to the Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn., 1937
  • Loretta N Staples, A Sense of Pattern: Textile Masterworks from the Yale University Art Gallery, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 1981), 29, no. 23, ill.
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