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Length of Woven Silk

A work made of silk, plain weave with plain interlacings of secondary binding warps and supplementary patterning wefts and 1:3 'z' twill interlacings of secondary binding warps and supplementary brocading wefts.
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  • A work made of silk, plain weave with plain interlacings of secondary binding warps and supplementary patterning wefts and 1:3 'z' twill interlacings of secondary binding warps and supplementary brocading wefts.

Date:

1720s

Artist:

England or Netherlands

About this artwork

Many of the woven silk textiles of the 1720s contain lace-like details such as those on this example, in which delicate patterns fill the petals and leaves, which surround stylized flowers. The colors employed reflect a knowledge of Persian textiles, subtle to modern eyes but apparent to 18th-century viewers.

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Title

Length of Woven Silk

Places

Netherlands (Object Probably made in), England (Object Probably made in)

Date

Made 1720-1729

Medium

Silk, plain weave with plain interlacings of secondary binding warps and supplementary patterning wefts and 1:3 'Z' twill interlacings of secondary binding warps and supplementary brocading wefts

Dimensions

93.3 × 41.2 cm (36 3/4 × 16 1/8 in.) Warp repeat: 42 cm (16 1/2 in.) Weft repeat: point

Credit Line

Belle M. Borland Endowment

Reference Number

1999.507

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