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Collection Online as of March 1, 2024

Textile with field of poppies on a golden ground

Textile with field of poppies on a golden ground

1600–1750
Overall: 85.7 x 71.1 cm (33 3/4 x 28 in.); Mounted: 92.7 x 78.7 cm (36 1/2 x 31 in.)
Location: not on view

Description

Trade in textiles flourished between India and Iran. Courtly consumers from the neighboring Mughal and Safavid dynasties admired the products of both regions. The subtle chevrons set off rows of poppies that sway in alternating directions, lending a gentle liveliness to the overall pattern. Peach and green silk threads interlace to create each poppy in a technique that uses discontinuous wefts and allows for a smooth surface finish to this lightweight textile.
  • ?-1926
    (Indjoudjian Frères, Paris, France, sold to the Cleveland Museum of Art)
    1926-
    The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH
  • Mackie, Louise W. Symbols of Power: Luxury Textiles from Islamic Lands, 7th-21st Century. Cleveland, OH: The Cleveland Museum of Art, 2015. Mentioned and Reproduced: p. 382-383, fig. 9.42
  • Art: The International Language. The Cleveland Museum of Art (October 2-November 4, 1956).
    Luxuriance: Silks from Islamic Lands, 1250-1900. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH (organizer) (May 14, 2013-June 23, 2014).
    Art and Stories from Mughal India. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH (organizer) (July 31-October 23, 2016).
  • {{cite web|title=Textile with field of poppies on a golden ground|url=false|author=|year=1600–1750|access-date=01 March 2024|publisher=Cleveland Museum of Art}}

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