A fragment from a C 18 Cretan skirt border with some motifs derived from Italian renaissance art and others from Byzantine art. Mostly embroidered in feather stitch. The color of this embroidery is particularly rich in nuance.
Panel Date: late 15th century Culture: Italian Medium: Silk and metal threads Dimensions: L. 43 x 37 1/2 inches (109.2 x 95.3 cm) Classification: Textiles-Velvets Credit Line: Rogers Fund, 1945 Accession Number: 45.63.1
A story of obsession for fabrics. I can totally understand how that can happen! Here's a story of France's obsession centuries ago for textiles from India, called "Indiennes" Antique Indienne Textiles | Paint + Pattern