Band

Italian (Sardinia)
17th century


Object Place: Sardinia, Italy

Dimensions

290 cm (114 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

55.578

Medium or Technique

Silk and linen, drawn work

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

A band of cream colored linen drawn-work, traditional design of row paired unicorns facing each other, with stylized plant forms between them, below band serpentine wave pattern, above narrow border of geometric forms, threads have been drawn out through design and background, matching linen thread darned through design, background whipped with rust colored linen to form rectangular mesh, bobbin lace, Genoese type, sewed to lower edge, up one side, other end plain.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Olivia James Chapman