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A work made of silk, warp-float faced 3:1 'z' twill weave with supplementary discontinuous facing brocading wefts forming areas of weft loops (known as bouclé) tied by secondary binding warps in weft-float faced 3:1 twill interlacing and supplementary pile warps forming cut, pile on pile, voided velvet.
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  • A work made of silk, warp-float faced 3:1 'z' twill weave with supplementary discontinuous facing brocading wefts forming areas of weft loops (known as bouclé) tied by secondary binding warps in weft-float faced 3:1 twill interlacing and supplementary pile warps forming cut, pile on pile, voided velvet.

Date:

1450/1500

Artist:

Italy, Florence or Venice

About this artwork

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Textiles

Title

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Place

Florence (Object made in)

Date

Made 1450–1500

Medium

Silk, warp-float faced 3:1 'Z' twill weave with supplementary discontinuous facing brocading wefts forming areas of weft loops (known as bouclé) tied by secondary binding warps in weft-float faced 3:1 twill interlacing and supplementary pile warps forming cut, pile on pile, voided velvet

Dimensions

100.8 × 203.4 cm (39 3/4 × 80 1/8 in.) Repeat: 84.4 × 56.5 cm (33 1/4 × 22 1/4 in.)

Credit Line

Kate S. Buckingham Endowment

Reference Number

1944.403

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