Piece of brocade

Italian or Oriental
Design late 16th century


Dimensions

Height x width: 42 x 27 cm (16 9/16 x 10 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

85.366

Medium or Technique

Brocade

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

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.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. George Washington Wales