Brocade

Italian
14th century


Dimensions

47 x 63 cm (18 1/2 x 24 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

04.1633

Medium or Technique

Linen and silk; brocade

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

The ground is grayish blue silk. The design arranged in horizontal bands is woven with white and pinkish red silk, and linen thread wound with very much tarnished gilded gold beaters skin. In the wider bands are palmettes, hunting leopards, dogs and birds. In the narrower bands are animals, rosettes, and Arabic letters, in circles.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection