Fragment

Probably Italian
16th–17th century


Dimensions

Overall: 65 x 75 cm (25 9/16 x 29 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

95.1213

Medium or Technique

Brocade

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

The ground is of white satin. The design is a development of that of the Italian 15th century velvets in which large leaf-like forms are detailed with conventional, symmetrical bunches of flowers. In this piece the leaf-like forms are separated by a frame-work of conventional flowers and leaves. The design is woven with white, green, yellow, light brown, pink and blue silk. Made up of many fragments.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection