About this artwork
Some of the most technically complex woven textiles include not only silk and metal-wrapped thread but also employ two colors of metal—gold and silver—to add variety to the textures that reflect the light in subtly different ways. During the 1760s, meandering floral ribbon patterns dominated the market.
- Currently Off View
- Length of Woven Silk
- Made 1762–1768
- Silk, plain weave foundation with supplementary patterning warps and supplementary patterning and brocading wefts of silk, gilt- and silvered-metal strips, wrapped and flat
- 106.4 × 53.8 cm (41 7/8 × 21 1/8 in.) Repeat: 49.2 × 26.2 cm (19 3/8 × 10 1/4 in.)
- Purchased with funds provided by Mrs. Walter Byron Smith