Brocade fragment (one of two)
Object Place: Spitalfields, England
28.7 x 38.3 cm (11 5/16 x 15 1/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Silk brocade with linen tape
Not On View
White figured silk ground, brocaded in polychrome silks. Weft figure pattern of undulating floral vines and scattered flowers of white silk yarn. Scattered floral sprays brocaded in polychrome silk yarns. Selvedge on one side of each piece of one cord and eight narrow stripes. Part (a) is composed of two fragments; (b) has a strip of cream-colored plain silk ribbon sewn to one side. Spotted, many tiny holes.
Gift of Miss Elizabeth Stewart, in memory of her mother, Mrs. Charles Stewart