Bed Head | Unknown | V&A Explore The Collections
This textile piece is a bed head from France made dated to be between 1550-1570 C.E. It is made out of silk satin where it has a pattern in yellow satin, cut to shape and applied to the blue satin ground. The design consists of scaffolding of bandwork consisting of varied shaped compartments, with grimacing masks and human and half-human figures holding music sheets, musical instruments and leafy branches.The design of the embroidery seen here is a French variation of the grotesque style to…
Chasuble | Unknown | V&A Explore The Collections
This is an Italian Renaissance Chasuble dated to be made around 1400-1430. This piece contains brocaded silk lampas, and its embroidery is made out of silk and silver-gilt threads and lined with silk. On the back there are some elaborate embroidered motifs such as the Crucifixion, a biblical and saintly figures, and two shields or coats of arms bearing the personal devices of Sir Thomas Erpingham: an eagle rising and the red rose of Lancaster.
Silk fragment with scrolling vines, grape leaves, grapes and birds
This textile piece is called, "Silk Fragment with Scrolling Vines, Grape Leaves, Grapes and Birds." It is from Italy and dates back between 1325-1350 C.E. The fragment is made out of silk with a combination of two weaves: the plain weave and lampas. According to the museum, this silk fragment displays a revolutionary new fashion in Italian textile design, influenced by the exotic patterns from China, Byzantium, and Islamic countries of the Near East. Keeps its Italian look with the grapes…
Fragment of Gothic Velvet
This textile piece is called, "Fragment of Gothic Velvet." The piece is from Spain and is from the 15th century. It is made out of velvet and silk and for the threading aspect it contains metallic thread.
Fragment of Velvet
This piece is called, "Fragment of Velvet." It is from Spain dating from the 15th century. The piece is made out of silk, velvet that was cut, voided and brocaded, and contains silver-glit strips.
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This textile piece is called the Four-color Velvet with Medici Armorial in Rosettes dated to be between 1450-1500 C.E. The polychrome velvet displays the heraldic design of the Medici family of Florence where its made of Gilt-metal thread. Its color scheme and tile-like design have often been associated with influence from Islamic art.
This is a piece of textile with brocade incorporated to it. It is from Spain or near Eastern that dates between the 14th and 15th century. It is made out of satin, silk, it uses the incorporation of plain weaving and metal threads.
This textile piece is called, "Chasuble Front." The piece is from Italy that dates back to the early 15th century. It is made out of velvet and silk, where it contains a luxurious background of red, cut-pile velvet of interlacing vegetation and abstract floral elements further embellished with brocaded pomegranates and floral motifs all in metallic threads. Textiles like this were worn by a priest over the white linen robe during services.
This woven textile piece is called, "Fragment of damask with marriage emblems." It it an Italian piece dated from around the first half of the 16th century. It contains silk damask features of a pattern of ovoid forms framed by a garland of leaves, with the repeat separated into fields including a large diamond ring that comes from a crown from which hang three pears. Due to the representation of the diamond rings, it has been though that this was made for the Medici, that being their…
This is a textile piece that was made in Lucca, Italy, dating back to around the 14th Century. This piece is a woven textile with brocade incorporated into it. It is made out of silk and metal thread.