25 février 2016

Damask banyan, c. 1775-1800

Banyan, Netherlands, c. 1775-1800. Damask. back: L 135 cm, W 247 cm. BK-NM-13160. Donation Esq. JF Backer, Amsterdam, 1924. Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam. Quilted robe of silk damask, great design of vines, flowers and leaves in green twill in red satin ground. Standing collar with button and buttonhole. Pockets in the side seams, sleeves being cut, no shoulder seam, but middenrugnaad.Button loop as closure. Lining brick red cotton bags lined with coarse linen. This jacket is a derivative... [Lire la suite]

05 août 2012

Corset, third quarter of 18th century. European. Green silk damask

Corset, third quarter of 18th century. European. Green silk damask. (Source: metmuseum.org)
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25 décembre 2010

Textiles in "The world of Kubilai Khan" @ Metropolitan Museum, New York

Tapestry with Dragons and Flowers, 11th–12th century, Eastern Central Asia. Silk tapestry; 21 x 13 in. (53.3 x 33 cm). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Fletcher Fund, 1987 (1987.275) The treatment of both the dragon and the background of this silk tapestry is typical of Central Asia, where motifs enjoyed great longevity and creative recombination. The form of the dragon, with a long snout and its tail hooked behind its leg, represents a Tang-dynasty convention that survived in Central Asia until at least the Yuan... [Lire la suite]
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