Velvet fragments Date: second half century Culture: Italian, probably Florence Medium: Silk and metal thread; cut, voided and brocaded velvet Dimensions: Overall: 31 x x Framed: 37 x 28 in. x cm) Classification: Textiles-Velvets
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.