About this artwork
Silk fabrics patterned on a loom formed the basis of much of men’s and women’s formal dress in the 18th century. Colors and patterns changed regularly; this design of small bouquets linked by ribbons was most popular in the mid-1760s. The color pink in all its shades was a perennial favorite of European women throughout the 18th century.
- Currently Off View
- Four Lengths of Woven Silk
- Made 1760–1769
- Silk, plain weave foundation with complementary patterning wefts and supplementary brocading wefts of silk and flat silver metal strips
- 205.8 × 96.5 cm (81 × 38 in.)
- Mr. and Mrs. Martin A. Ryerson Collection