Italian (probably Umbria)
Probably 15th–16th century

Object Place: Italy


170.5 x 43.5 cm (67 1/8 x 17 1/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Linen tabby weave with silk, cotton and gold-colored strip metal wrapped on core embroidery, lace weaving, and diaper-patterned silk lining

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Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Cover, made of two loom widths, seamed. Long narrow band of tabby-woven linen including two narrow bands of lace weaving. Design shows bands of ornament consisting of stylized birds, plants, stars and geometric motifs executed in brocading and overshot techniques with blue cotton, polychrome silks and heavy bright gold yarns. Lined with pieces of diaper-patterned silk striped yellow, green, pink and white; some patches and holes in lining. Linen browned; several stains.

Credit Line

Special Textile Fund