Two textile lengths, stitched together

French or Dutch
About 1700

Object Place: France


Legacy dimension: 244.0 x 113.0 cm (96 1/4 x 43 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk damask with supplementary silk and metal-wrapped patterning wefts

Not On View


Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Panel composed of two widths of “bizzare” pattern weaving. Steel blue damask ground with pattern of sickle-shaped leaves with scalloped edges; thin undulating stems with fantastic flower and leaf forms woven in silver and coral silk yarns; unlined; silver gimp applied at edges of panel; burgundy silk lining. See also Vivienne Westwood, pair of woman’s shoes (access. no. 2002.672.1-2).


1977, purchased from the Blumka gallery, New York.

Credit Line

Textile Income Purchase Fund