Fragment of a Band with Abstract Pattern

1500s
Overall: 5.1 x 25.5 cm (2 x 10 1/16 in.)
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In the buratto technique, the background pattern, known as the ground, is created by threads twined together. The tight twining on this ground contributes to the intricacy of the meandering geometric patterns.
Fragment of a Band with Abstract Pattern

Fragment of a Band with Abstract Pattern

1500s

Italy, Venice, 16th century

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