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Length of Woven Silk

A work made of silk, plain weave foundation with supplementary patterning warps and supplementary patterning and brocading wefts of silk, gilt- and silvered-metal strips, wrapped and flat.
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  • A work made of silk, plain weave foundation with supplementary patterning warps and supplementary patterning and brocading wefts of silk, gilt- and silvered-metal strips, wrapped and flat.

Date:

Mid-1760s

Artist:

France

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.

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Title

Length of Woven Silk

Origin

France

Date

Made 1762–1768

Medium

Silk, plain weave foundation with supplementary patterning warps and supplementary patterning and brocading wefts of silk, gilt- and silvered-metal strips, wrapped and flat

Dimensions

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.)

Credit Line

Restricted gift of Mrs. Walter Byron Smith

Reference Number

1969.101

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