Textile fragment

Italian
14th century


Dimensions

30 x 31 cm (11 13/16 x 12 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

31.13

Medium or Technique

Silk and gilded membrane-wrapped linen threads; compound weave (lampas)

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Fragment (two pieces sewed together). Ground: dark neutral purple 5/1 satin. Design: undulating vines and flying pheasants woven with gold (gilded skin wound on linen) thread, and pink and cream silk, weft, tied by fine pink silk warp. (The pattern weft go from selvedge to selvedge). 3/1 weft-faced twill pattern

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection