Dec 8, 2009
Dec 8, 2009

Silk Fragments with Palmette Blossoms

Silk Fragments with Palmette Blossoms


Silk: complementary weft-faced twill with inner warps (samit)

Overall: 22.5 x 29.5 cm (8 7/8 x 11 5/8 in.); Mounted: 27.9 x 34.9 cm (11 x 13 3/4 in.)

Gift of The Textile Arts Club 1951.91



The stunning pattern of palmettes within diamond-shaped compartments is still visible in this rare four-color silk, despite its fragile state. Small human faces within circles appear at the points of the diamonds.

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