Brocade

Spanish (Arabic)
10th century


Dimensions

11 x 35 cm (4 5/16 x 13 3/4 in.); Legacy dimension: 0.35 x 0.11 including piece sewed on side

Accession Number

26.795

Medium or Technique

Silk

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Design of bands of geometric and interlacing forms woven with red, yellow, white, green, and dark neutral violet silk. Very much worn.

Provenance

Probably acquired in Spain by Adolfo Loewi, Venice; 1926, sold by Loewi to the MFA for $45. (Accession Date: December 2, 1926)

Credit Line

Harriet Otis Cruft Fund