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  • Place of origin:

    Spain (possibly, made)

  • Date:

    1650-1680 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Silk, backed with linen, with couched straw plaits and metal spangles

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Fragment of panel, possibly originally part of altar frontal, of two different qualities of red silk - one ribbed. Two straw stalks plaits of various thicknesses couched with yellow silk thread to form design; large foliations with five-petalled flowers in the interspaces and border of s-forms. Within the straw design gilt metal spangles, once gold gilted. The silks are backed with course linen and additional rectangular piece of glazed red coloured linen along the border.
A lot of secondary stitching to the piece.

Place of Origin

Spain (possibly, made)


1650-1680 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Silk, backed with linen, with couched straw plaits and metal spangles


Length: 382 mm, Width: 598 mm maximum

Descriptive line

Red silk with couched straw plait and spangles, 1650-1680, Spain

Production Note

Acquired in Toledo

Attribution note: Possibly convent work


Silk (textile); Silk thread; Linen; Straw; Spangle


Couching; Hand sewing; Braiding


Textiles and Fashion Collection

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