Medium: silk, metallic yarns Technique: compound twill weave with discontinuous supplementary weft patterning (brocade) | 17th century

Unknown Maker

Fragment of woven silk with a repeating pattern of a bird perched on a branch of roses arising from a mound. In pale blue, green, and pink silks on a silver metallic ground.

Object: 1899-17-1-c

Image and text © Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Mus...
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