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COSTUMES
Persia (Iran)
Sash
late 19th century
Plain weave; Embroidered
Metallic thread
86 1/2 x 12 1/2 in. (220 x 31.7 cm)
Blanche Payne Collection
TC 74.1-6
Keywords: Floral motifs; Stitches: double running, straight (balik sirti), satin

Long narrow rectangles decorated on both ends were used as sashes by both men and women in traditional Turkish and Persian dress. the style of embroidery and color used on this uçkur dates it at the late eighteenth century. -- Label copy for Henry Art Gallery Collections, June 13 -July 17, 1983.

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