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Alive with exceptional vibrancy, this exquisitely detailed floral extravaganza is the reincarnation of a magnificent 17th century Agra textile. Now part of the Metropolitan Museum of Art's renowned Robert Lehman Collection, the original is an impressive court piece of nearly 23 feet in length. Despite fading and wear, the antique textile still dazzles the eye with saturated hues of crimson, ebony, jade and gold. Its richly foliate design reaches through the centuries with the power of nature's life-force. Order is attained through a symmetrical pattern radiating out from a line of central palmettes and enclosed within a broad tripartite border. In Nourison's interpretation, the fertile floral display is resplendent in sparkling gold, jade and sapphire details woven upon a regal crimson ground. Strikingly brilliant, with a flowing yet symmetrical aesthetic, the marvelous vitality of this masterwork fills the room with energy and warmth.