Fragment of taffeta
Object Place: England
35.9 x 61.6 cm (14 1/8 x 24 1/4 in.); Legacy dimension: Detail: 20 x 30 in.
Medium or Technique
Silk; Printed and painted silk
Not On View
Irregularly-shaped piece of fine white silk taffeta (now yellowed and stained in places), probably from skirt of a dress; design of angular serpentines formed of wild roses, pansies, and other small flowers with figure, in Chinese costume standing under a bush, in interspaces; outlines printed in black with woodblock; colors painted directly on silk by hand; much of the black rotting out; right selvedge present.
Gift of the Loring Greenough House