Two textile lengths, stitched together

French or Dutch
About 1700


Object Place: France

Dimensions

Legacy dimension: 244.0 x 113.0 cm (96 1/4 x 43 in.)

Accession Number

1977.179

Medium or Technique

Silk damask with supplementary silk and metal-wrapped patterning wefts

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Panel composed of two widths of “bizzare” pattern weaving. Steel blue damask ground with pattern of sickle-shaped leaves with scalloped edges; thin undulating stems with fantastic flower and leaf forms woven in silver and coral silk yarns; unlined; silver gimp applied at edges of panel; burgundy silk lining. See also Vivienne Westwood, pair of woman’s shoes (access. no. 2002.672.1-2).

Provenance

1977, purchased from the Blumka gallery, New York.

Credit Line

Textile Income Purchase Fund