London, South Kensington
8 October 2010
NINE SILK PANELS
SAFAVID AND QAJAR DYNASTIES
the first woven with a small ogival lattice with floral centres against a gold ground; the second woven with a larger lattice in same colours; another woven with pairs of small birds alternating with flowers, on a white ground; another of aubergine silk brocaded with floral sprigs; another of yellow satin, woven with pink carnations and birds; further panels of dark blue satin woven with an ogival, flower-filled lattice; another of cloth of gold woven with boteh;
18 x 26in. (46 x 66cm.) and 12 x 21in. (30 x 54cm.); 13 x 20in. (33 x 51cm.); 15 x 28in. (38 x 71cm.); 14 x 20in. (36 x 51cm.)
two panels have a woven square signature
mounted in perspex (9)
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Signatures are rare in Pers ian silk weaving and suggest that the piece originated in the royal workshops.
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