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Man's Waist Sash

A work made of silk compound weave, with applied silk and metal fringe.
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  • A work made of silk compound weave, with applied silk and metal fringe.

Date:

18th century

Artist:

Made in Iran or Poland for the Polish market

About this artwork

The long silk sashes worn as part of men’s dress in Persia (present-day Iran) and north India were adopted by Polish nobility during the late 1600s. Wrapped around the waist with the fringed ends hanging free, such expensive woven silks denoted the wearer’s high status. Sashes became part of noblemen’s formal dress as a symbol of Poland’s history as the territory connecting Europe and Asia. They were exported from Iran, made in Poland, and made in France for export to Poland.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Textiles

Title

Man's Waist Sash

Place

Iran (Object Possibly made in)

Date

Made 1701–1800

Medium

Silk compound weave, with applied silk and metal fringe

Dimensions

452.2 × 68.8 cm (178 3/8 × 27 1/8 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Bruce Borland

Reference Number

1949.587

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