Piece of brocade

Probably Italian
Probably 16th century


Dimensions

54 x 96 cm (21 1/4 x 37 13/16 in.); Legacy dimension: .96 x .54

Accession Number

95.1059

Medium or Technique

Silk; brocade

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

The ground is of faded pink satin. The design is a development of Italian 15th century velvets with leaf-like forms on which are conventional, symmetrical bunches of flowers. The design is woven with yellow silk. Cut….

Credit Line

Bequest of James William Paige