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Collection of the Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum

Textile, "Layla and Majnun", 16th–17th century

type: textile

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Fragment of woven silk shaped as if part of a skirt, with figures of a boy holding a deer and woman on either side of a flowering tree. Figures in cream, repeated in mirror image in alternating rows, alternating with rows of leaping gazelles, on a ribbed ground of red and silver.

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Donor
John Pierpont Morgan

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