This is a Valance. It is dated early 17th century and we acquired it in 1978. Its medium is silk, metal wrapped silk on linen and its technique is couching, long armed cross, cross, double running, stem, and satin stitches on a plain weave foundation. It is a part of the Textiles department.
This object was
It is credited
Gift of Marco Grassi.
Its dimensions are
H x W (without tassels): 48 x 306 cm (18 7/8 in. x 10 ft. 1/2 in.)
Cite this object as
Valance; silk, metal wrapped silk on linen; H x W (without tassels): 48 x 306 cm (18 7/8 in. x 10 ft. 1/2 in.); Gift of Marco Grassi; 1978-157-1