Italy, third quarter 15th century.
Acquired from Mrs Loewi-Roberston, Los Angeles.
large-scale asymmetrical pattern, in red and gold, shows undulating
stems, leaves, and stylized blossoms. The pattern unit measures about
30cm wide and was no doubt well over a metre in length. The fragment
inserted at bottom right probably belongs at bottom left."
Textiles in the Keir Collection 400BC to 1800AD,
Monique King and Donald King, Faber and Faber, London,