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Piece of brocade

Italian or Spanish(?)
Probably 18th century


54 x 252 cm (21 1/4 x 99 3/16 in.); Legacy dimension: 2.52 x .54

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Cotton and silk; brocade

Not On View


Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



The warp thread is of brown cotton; the weft thread of the ground is very light pink silk. The design which is partly brocade and partly satin consists of long twisting stems and leaves separating flowers, and branches of flowers, woven with fine and coarse pink, red, green, yellow and gray silk, and silver thread. In the middle is a silver form enclosing a silver dove. Around three sides is a narrow border of silver. Much worn.

Credit Line

Bequest of Mrs. Sarah Wyman Whitman