Jun 13, 2007
Mar 24, 2009

Fragment with jewel-like silk

Fragment with jewel-like silk


Silk: plain weave, brocaded

Overall: 17.1 x 12.7 cm (6 3/4 x 5 in.)

John L. Severance Fund 1950.526



This fragment is brocaded in a jewel-toned silks: red, rose, turquoise, salmon pink, pale pink, golden tan, green, dark blue, and dark brown. Flat strips of gold foil were wound on tan silk strands to create gold thread adding to the luxuriousness of the brocade.

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