Object Place: Spitalfields, England
115 x 295 cm (45 1/4 x 116 1/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
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Pieces of a dress. Ivory damask ground, brocaded with polychrome silks. Damask ground, brocaded with polychrome silks. Damask pattern shows vertical undulating floriate and foliate vines, some with brocaded blossoms or blossom centers. Super-imposed on this are scattered sprigs or small bouquets, all brocaded. Flat selvedges showing pair of narrow red stripes. Note: certain brocaded blossoms show wefts bound in fine twill. Brown stains and spots. Hemmed, cut and seamed in places. a) several panels sewn together b) single panel.
Gift of Mr. John H. Hilliard