User Menu

MFA for Educators

Engage your students with the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to illustrate themes and concepts in any discipline.

Piece of brocade

Start collecting

Red satin ground, a design of large forms and composed of various fruits, flowers and leaves, is woven with light and dark blue, light and deep violet, green, white and yellow silk and gold thread. The gold thread was made by winding silk with thin strips of silver gilt.

Provenance

Purchased by the donor of J. Pallotti

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. George Washington Wales

French or Italian, Late 17th–18th century

Dimensions

Overall: 47 x 35.5 cm (18 1/2 x 14 in.)

Accession Number

85.381

Medium or Technique

Silk and gold-colored metallic wrapped brocade

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles