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  • Place of origin:

    Spain (made)

  • Date:

    15th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Woven silk

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Damask, woven in coloured silks on a satin ground. Repeating design of lobed lozenge-shaped compartments formed by white leaves, and enclosing floral and small devices geometrically arranged in green and yellow on a red ground.

Place of Origin

Spain (made)


15th century (made)



Materials and Techniques

Woven silk


Length: 36 in, Width: 6.75 in at ends

Object history note

Purchased from Madame Veuve Miguel y Badia for £ 3.15s.

A slight variation of No. 488-1892

Historical context note

Formerly a maniple.

Samples of coloured threads from this object have been taken and are being analysed as part of a collaboration between the V&A and the Spanish Research project "Caracterización de als producciones textiles de la Antigüedad Tardía y Edad Media temprana: tejidos coptos, sasánidas, bizantinos e hispanomusulmanes en las colecciones públicas españolas" ("Characterization of Late Antique and Early Medieval textile production: Coptic, Sasanian, Byzantine and Spanish Muslim textiles in Spanish national collections") (HAR2008-04161) directed by Dr Laura Rodríguez Peinado, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Dpt. de Historia del Arte I (Medieval).

Descriptive line

woven silk, 1400s, Hispano-Moresque; Lampas, stylised foliage






Textiles; Islam


Textiles and Fashion Collection

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