1700s - 1800s
Central panel plain weave (paired weft): silk and metal thread; tapestry weave border
Overall: 58.4 x 120.7 cm (23 x 47 1/2 in.)
Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund 1925.670
This section of an upper garment has been cut down from its original length, with borders applied to the short ends. The rose-colored threads in one direction lend an underlying warmth to the metallic thread woven in the opposite direction that changes hue and sheen as the wearer moves. The border is a flowering vine pattern with alternating pink and orange blossoms.
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