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Piece of weaving

Rectangular piece, full loom width. Alternating bands of plain corrugated cloth and plain cloth brocaded with yellow, orange, tan, pink and violet silks and bright gold yarns; pattern shows geometric motives and stylized cocks. Linen warps; cotton wefts elsewhere. A narrow band of geometric...

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Provenance

1946, Giorgio Sangiorgi (b. 1886 - d. 1965), Rome; 1946, sold by Sangiorgi to Adolph Loewi, Los Angeles; 1957, sold by Loewi to the MFA for $220. (Accession Date: June 5, 1957)

Credit Line

Harriet Otis Cruft Fund

Italian (Umbrian), Probably 16th century

Object Place

Umbria, Italy

Accession Number

57.552

Medium or Technique

Silk; weaving, brocaded, embroidered

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles