About this artwork
This velvet features a design with two different lengths of cut pile on a voided ground. At the bottom of this length, there is a band woven with the same material and in the same pattern, executed with cut and uncut velvet. The uncut loops look markedly different in comparison to the cut pile, a distinction that highlights the way in which designers and weavers of velvet can exploit and manipulate velvet piles to create subtle or dramatic effects.
-Modern Velvet: A Sense of Luxury in the Age of Industry, Oct 21, 2016-Mar 19, 2017, Galleries 57-59
Currently Off View
- Mathevon et Bouvard
- Silk and cotton, twill weave with supplementary pile warps forming cut pile-on-pile voided velvet; band of partially uncut pile
- 262.8 x 71.2 cm (103 1/2 x 28 in.) Weft repeat: point repeat
- Restricted gift of the Antiquarian Society