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The ground of cream-white damask echoes the design of pots of flowering plants, grotesquely drawn and proportioned, which is woven with tarnished gold thread (thin metal wound on silk), and yellow, green, blue, cream-white, and pinkish orange silk. Very much worn, torn, and cut on the folds.

Credit Line

Gift of George C. Greener

French, mid-18th century

Dimensions

88 x 108 cm (34 5/8 x 42 1/2 in.); Legacy dimension: 1.08 x 0.88

Accession Number

26.120

Medium or Technique

Silk; brocade

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles