Piece of brocade
Italian or Oriental
Design late 16th century
Height x width: 42 x 27 cm (16 9/16 x 10 5/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Ground red satin; the design of conventional buds, leaves, flowers, vases, birds and dogs, is woven with bright yellow, green and white silk. Made in Persia or Turkey, for the Italian market or in Italy, from an Oriental design. The freshness of the color and the texture suggests the possibility that the execution may be later than the design.
Gift of Mrs. George Washington Wales