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Four Lengths of Woven Silk

A work made of silk, plain weave foundation with complementary patterning wefts and supplementary brocading wefts of silk and flat silver metal strips.
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  • A work made of silk, plain weave foundation with complementary patterning wefts and supplementary brocading wefts of silk and flat silver metal strips.

Date:

1760s

Artist:

France

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.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Textiles

Title

Four Lengths of Woven Silk

Origin

France

Date

Made 1760–1769

Medium

Silk, plain weave foundation with complementary patterning wefts and supplementary brocading wefts of silk and flat silver metal strips

Dimensions

205.8 × 96.5 cm (81 × 38 in.)

Credit Line

Mr. and Mrs. Martin A. Ryerson Collection

Reference Number

1937.1294

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