Ribbon

Italian
18th century


Object Place: Italy

Dimensions

65.4 x 4.7 cm (25 3/4 x 1 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

48.1189

Medium or Technique

Silk and gilt and silver metal threads brocade

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Two pieces of a ribbon sewed together, white ribbed silk ground, edges cut in irregular scallops and finished with very narrow gold galloon with looped edges, irregularly scalloped edges follow the outlines of the central fat silver serpentine, over serpentine repeat fo floral spray alternately running left and right, part of spray brocaded with silver, part brocaded with gold, part stamped, and part painted with green.

Credit Line

Gift of Horace Morison