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Textile

Unknown1705–1707

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

A large pot or bulb with a tall sprouting stem with four amarylis-like flowers; from the same pot a hanging plant descends, resembling a date palm. Of a second motif, only the bottom of a conical vase form is visible on A. The vertical repeat is completed in fragment B. In light blue, green, orange, yellow, and off-white silks on a metallic gold ground.

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  • Title: Textile
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: 1705–1707
  • Physical Dimensions: w545 x h900 cm
  • Exhibitions: New York, NY, Cooper-Hewitt Museum, "Look Again", March 20 - June 4, 1978.
  • Dimensions: Warp x Weft: 90.2 x 54.6 cm (35 1/2 x 21 1/2 in.)
  • Bibliography: Lynes, Russell. More than Meets the Eye. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1981, p. 75.
  • Type: Textile
  • Rights: Museum purchase from Friends of the Textile Department Fund
  • Medium: Medium: silk, metallic threads Technique: 8-harness satin with discontinuous supplementary weft patterning (brocade) bound in 1/3 twill

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