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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.

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Artist

Unknown

Title

Length of Woven Silk

Origin

Netherlands

Date

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 x 78.7 cm (44 1/4 x 31 in.) repeat: 50.4 x 39.6 cm (19 7/8 x 15 5/8 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Chester D. Tripp

Reference Number

1970.1094

Extended information about this artwork

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