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Italy, Perugia    Orphrey Band, c. 1390    Linen, plain weave; underlaid with linen, plain weave; embroidered with silk and gilt- and silvered-metal-strip-wrapped silk in satin and split stitches; laid work, couching and padded couching  114.9 x 19.6 cm (45 1/4 x 7 3/4 in.)

Orphrey Band, c.

Bambola di legno. Secolo XVIII.

Early doll with wooden body and gown, Northern Italy, century. Theriault's Antique Doll Auctions She's wonderful

1600-25

Jacket Place of origin: England, Britain (made) Date: (made) Artist/Maker: Unknown (production) Materials and Techniques: Ivory silk embroidered with coloured silk thread, silver and silver-gilt thread and spangles, lined with silk shag Museum number:

This woven silk is one of the most expensive luxury textiles of the 14th century and might have been used for secular or ecclesiastical dress or furnishings.    The exotic birds and vine leaves in its composition represent designs that were new at the beginning of the 14th century. Birds and plants flow freely across the textiles, the former depicted in active poses, often ranged in pairs facing each other. Vine leaves also feature prominently.

Woven silk

This woven silk is one of the most expensive luxury textiles of the century and might have been used for secular or ecclesiastical dress or furnishings.

Brocade Textile Date: 14th century Geography: Made in Lucca, Italy Culture: Italian Medium: Silk, gold thread Accession Number: 17.121.5

Brocade Textile Date: century Geography: Made in Lucca, Italy Culture: Italian Medium: Silk, gold thread Dimensions: Overall: 8 × 3 in. × cm) Storage (Mat): 13 × 8 in.

Medieval Swans  This type of design was woven in Italy, near Florence, from the 14th century and is still woven in Sardinia. The V Museum refer to the original as a Perugian towel or tablecloth cover. Woven with the same lampas type of weave construction.    Composition: 100% wool

Medieval Swans This type of design was woven in Italy, near Florence, from the century and is still woven in Sardinia. The V Museum refer to the original as a Perugian towel or tablecloth cover. Woven with the same lampas type of weave construction.

The appliqué design on this linen textile is executed in a color similar to the base fabric. On one edge, four pointed lappets are suspended from the rectangular fabric by a row of threads. The lappets alternate between two designs

Century - Egyptian Linen fragment / appliqué - Metropolitan Museum of Art - Accession no.

Silk Damask 12th c. Medallion of Henry the Saint Reference : 10-0018 "This fabric is a reproduction of a byzantic textile from the second half of the 12th century that was part of a dalmatic in Bamberg, Germany, in Munich National Museum. Probably woven in Sicily."

Silk Damask c. Medallion of Henry the Saint Reference : "This fabric is a reproduction of a byzantic textile from the second half of the century that was part of a dalmatic in Bamberg, Germany, in Munich National Museum. Probably woven in Sicily.

Silk with falconers, Iran, 11th century Silk (double-weave lance silk)

Silk with falconers, Iran, century, Silk (double-weave lance silk) © Abegg-Stiftung, Riggisberg (photo: Christoph von Viràg)

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