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Band (Italy)

This is a Band. It is dated 16th century and we acquired it in 1954. Its medium is silk on linen and its technique is embroidered in back and counted stem stitches on plain weave; woven tape with weft fringe attached. It is a part of the Textiles department.

This object was donated by Richard Cranch Greenleaf (American, 1887–1961). It is credited Gift of Richard C. Greenleaf.

  • Border (Italy)
  • silk embroidery, linen foundation, glass beads.
  • Gift of Eleanor and Sarah Hewitt.
  • 1896-1-101

Its dimensions are

H x W: 22 x 81.5 cm (8 11/16 x 32 1/16 in.)

Cite this object as

Band (Italy); silk on linen; H x W: 22 x 81.5 cm (8 11/16 x 32 1/16 in.); Gift of Richard C. Greenleaf; 1954-167-6

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