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Brocaded damask length

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Length of "bizarre"silk (selveges intact). Coral colored silk ground with self pattern of flowers and leaves. Pattern of curving sickle-shaped stalks with fantastic large floral motifs and small more naturalistic ones woven in gilt-silver and blue, pink, purple, buff, green silk yarns.

Credit Line

Textile Income Purchase Fund

French or Italian (Venice?), 1700–10

Object Place

France

Dimensions

Overall: 113 x 53.3 cm (44 1/2 x 21 in.)

Accession Number

1977.627

Medium or Technique

Silk and gold metallic threads

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles