Piece of brocade
Italian or Spanish
Height x width: 68.5 x 26 cm (26 15/16 x 10 1/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Ground: dark blue satin. Design: conventional floral forms with Arabic letters, birds, and animals woven with gold thread (gilded silver wound on neutral yellow silk), neutral orange, and a little cream white silk. Very much worn and patched.
Probably acquired in Spain by Adolfo Loewi, Venice; 1928, sold by Loewi to the MFA for $2745 [see note 1]. (Accession Date: June 7, 1928)
 Seven textiles (MFA accession nos. 28.320 - 28.326) were purchased for this amount.
Harriet Otis Cruft Fund