Border of a Sash with Flowering Trees Maker: Unknown

17th century

Asian Art

Not on view

This textile fragment, of a type frequently found in Mughal patkas (waist sashes), is exceptionally sophisticated in its double-faced technique, having been woven in two separate layers that were then connected with brocading in green, orange, purple, red, and silver threads. It has two sets of red silk warps, one binding the front layer in twill and the other binding the back layer in cloth. The surface silk weft is gold, while the back one is red.


Silk brocaded with metallic threads, double cloth


9 5/16 in. (23.6 cm)

Credit Line

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

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Mughal dynasty (1526–1857)


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Mrs. William H. Moore (Ada Small Moore, 1858–1955) New York; given to the Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn., 1937
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