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Altar cloth from Huittinen church. Silk, gold and silver thread on a linen ground. Late 15th century. Made by Birgitta Anundsdotter, a nun a...

Altar cloth from Huittinen church. Silk, gold and silver thread on a linen ground. Made by Birgitta Anundsdotter, a nun a.

Textile with Brocade Date: 13th century Culture: Italian Medium: Silk, gold thread Accession Number: 12.166.3

*Textile with Brocade Date: century Culture: Italian Medium: Silk, gold thread Dimensions: Overall: 27 x 10 in. x cm) Classification: Textiles-Woven - Met Museum

Italian textile with brocade, silk, gold thread, 15th century.

Italian textile with brocade, silk, gold thread, 15th century.

During the early fifteenth century, European velvet design was largely characterized by the use of voided patterns formed where the pile was absent.  In the second half of the century, technical innovations led to the production of increasingly complex velvets in which the richness of design and texture were achieved through the use of different heights of cut pile and of supplementary metal threads

Panel of velvet Date: second half century Culture: Italian Medium: Silk and metal-wrapped thread, pile-on-pile cut, voided and brocaded velvet with metal-wrapped thread loops Dimensions: Overall: H. 58 x W. 63 x W. x 66 x cm)

Textile with Brocade Date: 14th–15th century Culture: Spanish or Near Eastern Medium: Satin and plain weave; silk and metal threads Accession Number: 46.156.42

Textile with Brocade Date: century Culture: Spanish or Near Eastern Medium: Satin and plain weave; silk and metal threads Accession Number: - Fortuny inspiration?

Part of a buskin  Place of origin: England, Britain  Date:1220-1250  Materials and Techniques: Woven silk twill, embroidered with silver-gilt thread and silks  Museum number:1380-1901

Part of a episcopal stocking

Part of a buskin Place of origin: England, Britain Materials and Techniques: Woven silk twill, embroidered with silver-gilt thread and silks Museum

A SILK SAMIT TEXTILE FRAGMENT, NEAR EAST (?), 12TH CENTURY OR EARLIER the fragment woven with red and cream silk threads with horizontal registers of winged horses in convoy 50.5 by 26cm.

Near East (?), C or earlier, silk Samit textile fragment, woven with red and cream silk threads, with horizontal registers of winged horses in convoy.

voided silk velvet and metal thread brocade • Turkish, attributed to Bursa, probably before 1550 • see more at Topkapi Museum when you stay with us at www.istanbulplace.com

Ottoman textile, voided silk velvet and metal thread brocade, Bursa, Turkey, c.

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