Velvet with design of large palmettes
193 x 57 cm (76 x 22 7/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Silk voided velvet brocaded with gold-metallic thread, and linen lining
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The design of large leaf forms. Enclosing clusters of fruit, growing from an undulating stem, is woven with deep blue velvet and gold thread (yellow silk wound with silver gilt). A secondary stem bearing fruit, flowers and leaves can be distinguished against the background which is woven with gold. The velvet is powdered with loops of gold thread. The whole piece is very much worn. Edged with modern gimp, and with fringe at the bottom. Lined with blue linen.
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Jackson Holmes