Gloves- part 2

I have been in contact with the Brooklyn Museum, to find out more information about the Gloves previously posted. I heard back from Caitlin McKenna, the Curatorial Assistant for the Islamic collection at the Brooklyn Museum. She kindly gave me some more information and a colour picture-

Knitted purl stitch wool
4 5/16 x 6 5/16 in. (11 x 16 cm)
place made: Iran, Asia
Brooklyn Museum Collection
Pair of man’s gloves of white knitted purl stitch wool, with an all over pattern of stylized colored glowers in green, black and red finger tips, and three writs borders, the outer two with conventional vine scrolls and the inner with an angularized flower head design on a red ground. The gloved are mended in many places and torn in many more.

However, they are still unsure of the date. I still think the red and yellow flowers around the cuff are similar to Mamluk pattern darning designs, but now I am thinking that the gloves were made much later. Please let me know what you think!

I would like to thank Caitlin McKenna and the Brooklyn Museum, for being so open and approachable!

4 comments on “Gloves- part 2

  1. Asfridhr says:

    Woweee! That’s one heck of a colour scheme! =)

  2. Elsa von Schammach says:

    Gorgeous! Thanks for posting!

  3. Urtatim al-Qurtubiyya says:

    I think these are either 19th c. or 18th. There are some similar Mughal gloves from South Asia.

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