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For similar examples of the first brocade and variants of the design see Persische Seiden des 16-18 Jahrhunderts aus dem Besitz des Deutschen Textilmuseums Krefeld, 1988, no's 235-241, p132-134. A ribbon comparable to the mounted ribbons in this lot is shown on p43 of the same catalogue, no. 57.