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Length of Woven Silk

A work made of silk and gilt- and silvered-metal-strip-wrapped silk, satin weave with brocading wefts and self-patterning ground wefts.
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  • A work made of silk and gilt- and silvered-metal-strip-wrapped silk, satin weave with brocading wefts and self-patterning ground wefts.

Date:

1700–1705

Artist:

France or Italy

About this artwork

Attenuated and stylized floral and leaf forms characterized European dress-silk patterns from about 1695 to 1715. They have become known as “bizarre” silks for their fantastical designs, an amalgamation of Indian, Turkish, and Japanese influences seen through European eyes.

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Title

Length of Woven Silk

Places

France (Object Probably made in), Italy (Object Probably made in)

Date

Made 1700-1705

Medium

Silk and gilt- and silvered-metal-strip-wrapped silk, satin weave with brocading wefts and self-patterning ground wefts

Dimensions

152.8 × 54.3 cm (60 1/8 × 21 3/8 in.) Repeat: 55.3-57.8 × 26.9 cm (22-22 3/4 × 10 5/8 in.)

Credit Line

Purchased with proceeds from the Bonwit Teller Benefit

Reference Number

1979.297

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