Italy, Venice, late 16th or early 17th century
Acquired in Italy
The pattern, in red on red, comprises large crowns, lobed foliate forms,
and knots. The pattern unit measures about 50 x 15 cm.
velvet is woven with two heights of lustrous red pile, on a ground weave
derived from tabby. There is a striped green selvage at one edge and a
golden yellow end-band at the bottom."
Textiles in the Keir Collection 400BC to 1800AD,
Monique King and Donald King, Faber and Faber, London,