Embroidered Curtain

Embroidered Curtain

17th-18th century

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Embroidery; silk and metallic threads

Overall: 281 x 157.7 cm (110 5/8 x 62 1/16 in.)

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Wade 1916.1361.a



Reversible curtains were hung at large doors that opened into interior courtyards, either tied back or hung across the opening for privacy. This striking example, one of a pair, is composed of alternating groups of monochromatic and decorated narrow strips of silk. The decorated strips were made by weavers or gold-thread embroiderers in the marketplace. Even the tiny white silk thread stitches joining the lengths contribute to the overall richness.

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