Requires Photography

Piece of brocade

Probably Italian
16th(?)–17th century


Dimensions

Height x width: 23.5 x 11.5 cm (9 1/4 x 4 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

97.545

Medium or Technique

Brocade

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Deep reddish violet silk ground on which is a design of conventional leaves arranged to suggest a diamond and enclosing a symmetrical conventional plant form. The design is woven with gold and silver thread made by winding white and yellow thread with narrow strips of silver and silver gilt. Much worn.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection