Fragments

Medium: silk and metal Technique: Combination of two stuctures: 4 harness irregular twill [foundation] plus 3/1 twill \ [supplementary facing and pattern]. Foundation fabric has an integrated set of supplementary wefts free floating on the front to pattern. The supplementary fabric has a set of two complementary weft faces the pattern background covering the 4 harness twill, and the other backs the discontinuous wefts. The discontinuous supplementary wefts pattern and are bound by the interlaces with the foundation wefts in 2/2 twill. | 17th century

Unknown Maker

Fragments cut from a continuous pattern of gold or silver diamond-shaped floral forms set in a loose diamond lattice made of green, salmon, and ivory blossoms. The background would have been gold or silver. Each fragment has one selvage intact.

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