Brocaded silk


The Victoria and Albert Museum

The Victoria and Albert Museum

White silk with a gentle floral meander in various colours. The pattern is brocaded in bright colours with flowers in shades of purple, blue, pink, dark rusty red and yellow together with contrasting shades of green in the stems and leaves. The sharpness of the design is emphasised by the black outlines.

The ground is woven in white tabby with a flush pattern of a floral meander. There is one repeat in the width, but the top right hand side of it is missing. The piece retains its two narrow selvages with two green stripes.

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  • Title: Brocaded silk
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: 1743/1745
  • Location: Spitalfields
  • Physical Dimensions: Length: 75 cm, Width:, Width: 53 cm
  • Provenance: Given by Mrs E. Gooden.
  • Medium: Brocaded silk