Italy, Florence, second half 15th century.
Acquired from Professor Santoro, Florence.
pattern, in gold, light green and violet on a red background, is a
curvilinear lattice of leafy stems enclosing stylized plants. The design
unit measures 51 x 13.7 cm.
is lampas, with satin ground and 1/2 twill pattern. The proportion of
main warp threads to binding warp threads is 4:1, all S-twisted on
S-plied linen thread. A selvage of several cords is present at the
Textiles in the Keir Collection 400BC to 1800AD, Monique King and Donald
King, Faber and Faber, London, 1990