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Fragment, 1700–1705

This is a Fragment. It is dated 1700–1705 and we acquired it in 2000. Its medium is silk, metal-wrapped silk-core yarns and its technique is 4/1 satin damask weave with discontinuous supplementary weft patterning (brocade). It is a part of the Textiles department.

The brocaded blue damask under consideration for acquisition is an example of a European woven bizarre silk—an exotic woven design that is visually disorienting. Bizarre silks are rare as they were only produced for a short period of time; this example was woven about 1700–05. This is an excellent opportunity to add a highly sought-after textile to the museum’s collection.

It is credited Museum Purchase from Au Panier Fleuri and Smithsonian Institution Collections Acquisition Program Funds.

Its dimensions are

H x W: 110.2 × 54 cm (43 3/8 × 21 1/4 in.)

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Fragment, 1700–1705; silk, metal-wrapped silk-core yarns; H x W: 110.2 × 54 cm (43 3/8 × 21 1/4 in.); Museum Purchase from Au Panier Fleuri and Smithsonian Institution Collections Acquisition Program Funds; 2000-23-1

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