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Sash fragment

Polish
18th–19th century


Object Place: Poland

Dimensions

135 x 33 cm (53 1/8 x 13 in.)

Accession Number

43.489

Medium or Technique

Silk compound weave with silver colored metal strip wrapped on white silk core

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Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Rectangular; at the bottom a symmetrical simple flower on a tall leafy stalk repeating in a row. The remainder of the field above this is divided along its length into halves by a vertical seam. A fish-scale pattern decorates both halves. Bordered all around by a narrow band bearing repeating simple floral motives. Predominantly red, blue, and green silk and metallic yarns. Poor condition; pieced from at least two sashes; many repairs.

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection