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  • We acquired this object.

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Hanging (France)

This is a Hanging. It is dated 1850–1875 and we acquired it in 1997. Its medium is silk and its technique is lampas - 7&1 satin weave supplemented by a 1s2 twill weave (interlaced connection a 2s1 twill). there are two continuous wefts in each shed of the twill -yellow for the background, red to create the effect of damask. all other colors are brocaded. It is a part of the Textiles department.

It is credited Museum Purchase from Smithsonian Institution Collections Acquisition Program Fund.

Its dimensions are

Warp x Weft: 370 x 162.5 cm (12 ft. 1 11/16 in. x 5 ft. 4 in.)

Cite this object as

Hanging (France); silk; Warp x Weft: 370 x 162.5 cm (12 ft. 1 11/16 in. x 5 ft. 4 in.); Museum Purchase from Smithsonian Institution Collections Acquisition Program Fund; 1997-45-1

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