Asian Art

Textile Fragment with Bouquets

17th - 18th century

Wool, twill interlocking tapestry

51 × 54 in. (129.54 × 137.16 cm)
Hobart and Edward Small Moore Memorial Collection, Gift of Mrs. William H. Moore
In tapestry, one of the oldest and most time-consuming methods of weaving, weft threads are woven into the vertical warps to create a figural image or other design.
Khorasan region, Iran
Not on view
Iranian, Islamic
Safavid dynasty (1501–1722)

Madam Zara, Berlin; acquired by Arthur Uphan Pope, 1934; purchased by 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), 30, no. 24, ill.

Arthur Upham Pope and Phyllis Ackerman, Survey of Persian Art from Prehistoric Times to the Present, 6 vols. (London: Oxford University Press, 1938), 2154, vol. 3, pl. 1093.

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