Fragment of a Border with Abstract Pattern

16th century
Location: not on view
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The frayed quality of the fragment causes the buratto pattern to appear abstracted, but it was likely a flowering vine.


The dark yellow ground of the unbleached linen allows for the pattern, worked in bleached linen in the buratto technique, to stand out. Brown silk thread has also been incorporated, adding a shimmering effect to the contrasting colors.
Fragment of a Border with Abstract Pattern

Fragment of a Border with Abstract Pattern

16th century

Italy, Sicily, 16th century

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