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Length of Woven Silk

A work made of silk, gilt-metal-strip-wrapped silk, warp-float faced 7:1 satin weave with supplementary brocading wefts and self-patterned by ground wefts; two selvages present.
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  • A work made of silk, gilt-metal-strip-wrapped silk, warp-float faced 7:1 satin weave with supplementary brocading wefts and self-patterned by ground wefts; two selvages present.

Date:

1730s

Artist:

Netherlands

About this artwork

Chinoiserie—a European interpretation of East Asian art—held special appeal in the Netherlands. Dutch weavers in Amsterdam developed a singular style of chinoiserie patterns for silk weaving. Their highly detailed compositions of figures and flowers were sometimes mistaken for Japanese textiles, and this may have been the desired effect.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Textiles

Artist

Unknown

Title

Length of Woven Silk

Place

Netherlands (Object made in)

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Made 1730–1739

Medium

Silk, gilt-metal-strip-wrapped silk, warp-float faced 7:1 satin weave with supplementary brocading wefts and self-patterned by ground wefts; two selvages present

Dimensions

112.4 × 78.7 cm (44 1/4 × 31 in.); Repeat: 50.4 × 39.6 cm (19 7/8 × 15 5/8 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Chester D. Tripp

Reference Number

1970.1094

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