"Brocaded damask hanging.
Italy, possibly Florence or Venice, late 15th or early 16th century.
Acquired from Salvadori, Florence.

The 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.

The cream 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 cream."

European Textiles in the Keir Collection 400BC to 1800AD, Monique King and Donald King, Faber and Faber, London, 1990




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