Panel of Naqsh embroidery, Iran

Fragment of embroidered fabric in the Naqsh tradition, perhaps for a pair of woman's trousers. Iran, (early) 19th century. Fragment of embroidered fabric in the Naqsh tradition, perhaps for a pair of woman's trousers. Iran, (early) 19th century. Courtesy Cleveland Museum of Art, acc. no. 2016.1307.

The collection of the Cleveland Museum of Art in Cleveland, Ohio, includes a piece of fabric that was probably meant for a pair of woman's trousers. The fragment measures 65 x 51 cm and is made of a cotton ground material with silk thread embroidery in outline stitch. The embroidery consists of diagonal bands in the Naqsh tradition.

See also another Naqsh embroidery panel, dating to the eighteenth century, also in the Cleveland Museum of Art (acc. 1916.1307).

Cleveland Museum of Art online catalogue (retrieved 3rd September 2017).

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