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Length of Woven Silk

A work made of silk, gilt-and-silvered-metal-strip-
wrapped silk and silvered-metal strips, satin weave with brocading wefts and self-patterning plain interlacings of secondary binding warps and ground wefts.
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  • A work made of silk, gilt-and-silvered-metal-strip-
wrapped silk and silvered-metal strips, satin weave with brocading wefts and self-patterning plain interlacings of secondary binding warps and ground wefts.

Date:

1735-45

Artist:

Design in the Style of Jean Baptiste Pillement (French, 1728–1808)
France, probably Lyon

About this artwork

In the 1730s a French designer named Jean Revel invented a technique for creating color shading in woven textile designs. This allowed for an increased appearance of volume in the depicted objects, such as the flowers, fruits, and leaves in this example.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Textiles

Artist

Style of Jean Baptiste Pillement

Title

Length of Woven Silk

Origin

France

Date

Made 1735–1745

Medium

Silk, gilt-and-silvered-metal-strip- wrapped silk and silvered-metal strips, satin weave with brocading wefts and self-patterning plain interlacings of secondary binding warps and ground wefts

Dimensions

150.5 × 54.7 cm (59 1/4 × 21 1/2 in.) Repeat: 38.5-39.2 × 26.8 cm (15 1/8-3/8 × 10 1/2 in.)

Credit Line

John C. and Margaret Hambleton Murphy Memorial Fund

Reference Number

1987.22

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