Italy, possibly Florence, second half 16th or early 17th century.
Acquired in Italy.
pattern, in red on a silvery white ground, consists of a curvilinear
lattice of stems enclosing two kinds of stylised plant. The pattern unit
measures 35 x 14 cm. The panel has been carefully assembled from several
pieces, probably from a church vestment, and is edged with red silk
pattern is formed by red silk pile, cut and uncut, on a background of
white tabby silk, with silver strip bound by a white silk binding warp."
Textiles in the Keir Collection 400BC to 1800AD, Monique King and Donald
King, Faber and Faber, London, 1990