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Woven Textile

"Luxuriant" design with some "bizarre" design elements; large square formed by two lengths sewn along their selvedges, edges trimmed with looped fringe woven from gilded and silver metal-wrapped threads and dark red cotton thread, backed with dark orange-red twill weave cotton; double vertical rows of similar abstract curved shapes, combined with smaller curled and feathery shapes, some with lobed edges or diapered patterning, branching small floral sprays.

Artist/maker unknown, Italian

Geography:
Made in Venice, Italy, Europe

Date:
c. 1712-18

Medium:
Silk, silver and gilt thread lampas weave with satin weave ground and twill weave pattern

Dimensions:
43 3/8 x 43 3/8 inches (110.2 x 110.2 cm) Pattern Repeat: 25 x 21 1/4 inches (63.5 x 54 cm)

Curatorial Department:
Costume and Textiles

Object Location:

Currently not on view

Accession Number:
1965-121-2

Credit Line:
Purchased with Museum funds, 1965

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