Piece of brocade

Italian or Spanish
mid-16th century


44 x 38.1 cm (17 5/16 x 15 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk and cotton brocade

Not On View


Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Yellow silk ground. The design of an ogival framework of large leaves enclosing symmetrical composite flower forms, is of red satin. Pieces of this type are called “Italian perhaps of Milan” by Slan S. Cole, in pp.108 and 109, figs.88 and 89. “Spanish work, 16th century.” See Cat. dÉtoffes Anciennes et Modernes décrites par Madame Isabelle Errera, Bruxelles, 1907, pp.184 and 185, nos. 235, 236, 237.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection