Brocade fragment

Probably Spanish
18th century


Dimensions

Overall: 43.8 x 43.8 cm (17 1/4 x 17 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

33.467

Medium or Technique

Silk; brocade

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Ground: originally pinkish orange satin (worn so that cream colored silk warp and weft visible). Design: symmetrically arranged flowers, foliage and castles, woven (broché) with worn gold thread (tarnished metal wound on yellow silk), blue pink and cream colored silk, foliage woven with green silk carried through from selvedge to selvedge. Worn and ragged.

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Amy Pleadwell