Brocade fragment (one of two)

English (Spitalfields)

Object Place: Spitalfields, England


28.7 x 38.3 cm (11 5/16 x 15 1/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk brocade with linen tape

Not On View


Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



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.

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Elizabeth Stewart, in memory of her mother, Mrs. Charles Stewart