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Band with pointed edges

Italian
17th century (?)


Object Place: Italy

Dimensions

330 x 11.5 cm (129 15/16 x 4 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

43.304

Medium or Technique

Linen buratto ground with silk floss embroidery and gold-colored metal strip wrapped on silk core couched, and silk floss tassels, and lace trim of gold-colored metal strip wrapped on silk core

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Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Decorative border. Narrow, dagged, white silk, gauze band with a repeating undulating stalk motif having various seminaturalistic blossoms and leaves. Polychrome floss silk and metallic yarns. A metallic yarn lace trim edges the gauze. A small ball pendant at the point of each dag. Several repairs to ground and embroidery. Point, Buratto.

Provenance

Lent by Miss Elizabeth Day McCormick, February 15, 1943.

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection