Woven Textile

"Bizarre" design, very late; furnishing or dress silk. Double vertical rows of repeating large, curving sprays of fantastic flowers, tiered clusters of fruits and seed pods, most of which are patterned with different diapering, sprouting a large, drooping leaf, framing a fruit cluster with tiers of diminishing size; pattern echoed and complemented by damask patterning of ground fabric.

Artist/maker unknown, Italian

Made in Italy, Europe

c. 1720

Silk damask weave with gilt thread brocading wefts bound in twill

43 x 20 1/2 inches (109.2 x 52.1 cm) Pattern Repeat: 25 1/2 x 20 1/2 inches (64.8 x 52.1 cm)

Curatorial Department:
Costume and Textiles

Object Location:

Currently not on view

Accession Number:

Credit Line:
Gift of the Associate Committee of Women, 1916

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