Purse, ca. 1600 Purse with drawstring top and tasseled bottom, made up of six shield-shaped panels of figured silk sewn together; the seams are covered with gilt wire. Each panel is ornamented with embroidery in couched bullion and metal thread embroidery. Secured at the top with silk cords ending in tassels with braided metallic heads.

Purse, ca. 1600 Purse with drawstring top and tasseled bottom, made up of six shield-shaped panels of figured silk sewn together; the seams are covered with gilt wire. Each panel is ornamented with embroidery in couched bullion and metal thread embroidery. Secured at the top with silk cords ending in tassels with braided metallic heads.

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Indian Textiles - TextileAsArt.com, Fine Antique Textiles and Antique Textile Information

Indian Textiles - TextileAsArt.com, Fine Antique Textiles and Antique Textile Information

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Zardozi – a style of embroidery, popular in Iran, India and Pakistan which had existed since the time of the Rig Veda, but the heyday of this style – the era of Mughal Emperor Akbar and the board …This embroidery began to decorate clothing, weapons, walls, the imperial apartments, bedspread for horses and elephants, etc.Literally translated from Persian as gold embroidery.

Zardozi – a style of embroidery, popular in Iran, India and Pakistan which had existed since the time of the Rig Veda, but the heyday of this style – the era of Mughal Emperor Akbar and the board …This embroidery began to decorate clothing, weapons, walls, the imperial apartments, bedspread for horses and elephants, etc.Literally translated from Persian as gold embroidery.

Evening dress House of Patou (French, founded 1919) Designer: Jean Patou (French, 1887–1936) Date: ca. 1925 Culture: French Medium: silk. Detail

Evening dress House of Patou (French, founded 1919) Designer: Jean Patou (French, 1887–1936) Date: ca. 1925 Culture: French Medium: silk. Detail

Fragment Possibly English, 16th century England (possibly) Dimensions 21 x 29.5 cm (8 1/4 x 11 5/8 in.) Medium or Technique Appliquéd silk velvet appliquéd and embroidered with metallic threads

Fragment Possibly English, 16th century England (possibly) Dimensions 21 x 29.5 cm (8 1/4 x 11 5/8 in.) Medium or Technique Appliquéd silk velvet appliquéd and embroidered with metallic threads

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