Italy, possibly Florence or Venice, late 15th or early
Acquired from Salvadori, Florence.
hanging has been carefully assembled from a number of pieces of silk
damask. The pattern, in green, blue, pink, yellow and cream on a cream
ground, is a hexagonal lattice of leafy stems, enclosing seven-lobed
leaf forms containing flowers. The pattern unit measures about 61 x 16
cm; the complete pattern width is about 64cm.
satin damask is brocaded with green, blue, pink and yellow silk bound in
1\4 twill. The satin selvage is pink, striped with green, yellow and
Textiles in the Keir Collection 400BC to 1800AD, Monique King and Donald
King, Faber and Faber, London, 1990