Fragment with peacocks

Italian or Spanish
13th–14th century

Object Place: Italy or Sicily

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk with alternating bands of weft patterned plain weave (draps d'areste), samite, and plain weave (this section is not present in mfa fragment)

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Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Fragment with band patterned with weft floats with small chevrons (draps d’areste) alternating with samit bands polychrome bands in red, yellow, blue and gold-metallic thread patterned with peacocks, and yellow, white and red bands patterned with stylized flowers.

Credit Line

Helen and Alice Colburn Fund