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Piece of brocade

Italian
16th century


Dimensions

Height x width: 16 15/16 x 9 1/4 in. (43 x 23.5 cm)

Accession Number

85.331

Medium or Technique

Brocade

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Both the ground and the design are of white silk; the design which is woven in satin consists of an ogival framework, enclosing forms made up of conventional flowers and leaves. The design, which is often found in velvets, dates from the late 15th cent. selvedge of white linen, and green and white silk. Similar in design to 91.178, 93,327a-b, 93.486, 93.473a-b, 93.578, and 93.565.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. George Washington Wales