Amice

A work made of silk, warp-float faced 3:1 broken warp chevron twill weave with supplementary pile warps forming cut solid velvet; appliquéd with warp-float faced 7:1 satin weaves; painted; embroidered with silk, gilt-metal-strip-wrapped silk, and metal wire in split stitches; laid work and couching; edged with braid of silk and gilt-metal-strip-wrapped silk, plain weave with silk, gilt-metal-strip-wrapped silk, plain weave with supplementary patterning wefts and extended weft uncut fringe; with silk and gilt-metal-strip-wrapped silk, square braided, wrapped and knotted cords and silk, gilt-metal-strip-wrapped silk, square braided, wrapped, knotted and fringed tassels worked over cotton core; underlined with linen and sisal, plain weaves; lined with linen, plain weave; glazed.
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  • A work made of silk, warp-float faced 3:1 broken warp chevron twill weave with supplementary pile warps forming cut solid velvet; appliquéd with warp-float faced 7:1 satin weaves; painted; embroidered with silk, gilt-metal-strip-wrapped silk, and metal wire in split stitches; laid work and couching; edged with braid of silk and gilt-metal-strip-wrapped silk, plain weave with silk, gilt-metal-strip-wrapped silk, plain weave with supplementary patterning wefts and extended weft uncut fringe; with silk and gilt-metal-strip-wrapped silk, square braided, wrapped and knotted cords and silk, gilt-metal-strip-wrapped silk, square braided, wrapped, knotted and fringed tassels worked over cotton core; underlined with linen and sisal, plain weaves; lined with linen, plain weave; glazed.

Date:

17th century

Artist:

Spain

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Title

Amice

Origin

Spain

Date

1601–1700

Medium

Silk, warp-float faced 3:1 broken warp chevron twill weave with supplementary pile warps forming cut solid velvet; appliquéd with warp-float faced 7:1 satin weaves; painted; embroidered with silk, gilt-metal-strip-wrapped silk, and metal wire in split stitches; laid work and couching; edged with braid of silk and gilt-metal-strip-wrapped silk, plain weave with silk, gilt-metal-strip-wrapped silk, plain weave with supplementary patterning wefts and extended weft uncut fringe; with silk and gilt-metal-strip-wrapped silk, square braided, wrapped and knotted cords and silk, gilt-metal-strip-wrapped silk, square braided, wrapped, knotted and fringed tassels worked over cotton core; underlined with linen and sisal, plain weaves; lined with linen, plain weave; glazed

Dimensions

19.7 x 57.2 cm (7 3/4 x 22 1/2 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Chauncey McCormick and Mrs. Richard Ely Danielson

Reference Number

1948.166b

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