Silk weaving

Hispano-Moresque
late 14–early 15th century


Dimensions

Height x width: 41.5 x 25.5 cm (16 5/16 x 10 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

34.40

Medium or Technique

Silk; brocade

Not On View

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Warp: green silk forming satin ground, with supplementary red and pink warps which tie in pattern wefts. Weft: which forms design, red, yellow, and white silk. Design: conventionalized symmetrical leaves, and scrolls woven with red outlined with white, and a little yellow outlined with white, and a little yellow outlined with white, and white outlined with red, which form ogival frame work for pairs of affronted rampant lions, woven with yellow and outlined with red. Variations of this design were woven during 15th and 16th centuries. Probably Mude jar, the work of Muhammadan weavers under Christian rule. Selvedge on right with four cords. Worn.

Credit Line

Helen and Alice Colburn Fund