Length of "Bizarre" silk

French or Italian (Venice?)
1700–10


Object Place: France

Dimensions

Overall: 113 x 53.3 cm (44 1/2 x 21 in.)

Accession Number

1977.627

Medium or Technique

Silk damask with supplementary silk and gilt metal weft patterning

Out on Loan

On display at Sagawa Art Museum, Shiga, June 25, 2016 – August 28, 2016

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Length of “bizarre”silk (selveges intact). Coral colored silk ground with self pattern of flowers and leaves. Pattern of curving sickle-shaped stalks with fantastic large floral motifs and small more naturalistic ones woven in gilt-silver and blue, pink, purple, buff, green silk yarns.

Credit Line

Textile Income Purchase Fund