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Cushion cover

Cushion cover

  • Place of origin:

    Turkey (made)

  • Date:

    1700-1725 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Woven Silk Brocade cushion cover. Satin foundation structure: 4/1 satin, warp: silk, ivory, thin. Weft: cotton, ivory, single ply. Satin and velvet warp order 3-1-2. Velvet structure, red and green; pile counts, warps 12, along weft 14. (Less combed or more matted, unruly). Binding weft threads: silk, super-skinny; white.
    Brocade structure: wholly brocaded? part 4/1 twill, count 17. Shots between pile 2, metal and twist: gilt, Z tightness of wrap: super.
    Selvedges: 2 cm.
    Selvedges has two bands of weaving; inner one is a broken twill; outer one is a warp-faced satin that still shows some cotton. They are separated by a double-ply strand plied S.
    On the back, the cotton weft is exposed more than is usual. Is it possible the velvet warps, which are caught on the back by the binding weft, are in fact bound less trightly, so as they pull out, they expose some of the cotton?
    Another good example for ones that use a small repeat to make an elegant overall piece.

  • Museum number:

    103-1878

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Red and green silk brocade cushion cover with straight pattern repeat on horizontal axis and point repeat on vertical axis with 2 minimum pattern areas.

Place of Origin

Turkey (made)

Date

1700-1725 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Woven Silk Brocade cushion cover. Satin foundation structure: 4/1 satin, warp: silk, ivory, thin. Weft: cotton, ivory, single ply. Satin and velvet warp order 3-1-2. Velvet structure, red and green; pile counts, warps 12, along weft 14. (Less combed or more matted, unruly). Binding weft threads: silk, super-skinny; white.
Brocade structure: wholly brocaded? part 4/1 twill, count 17. Shots between pile 2, metal and twist: gilt, Z tightness of wrap: super.
Selvedges: 2 cm.
Selvedges has two bands of weaving; inner one is a broken twill; outer one is a warp-faced satin that still shows some cotton. They are separated by a double-ply strand plied S.
On the back, the cotton weft is exposed more than is usual. Is it possible the velvet warps, which are caught on the back by the binding weft, are in fact bound less trightly, so as they pull out, they expose some of the cotton?
Another good example for ones that use a small repeat to make an elegant overall piece.

Dimensions

length: 130 cm, width: 67.5 cm

Descriptive line

velvet, 1700-1729, Turkish

Materials

Silk; Cotton; Metal

Techniques

Weaving

Collection

Middle East Section

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