Not currently on display at the V&A

Cover

16th century (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Cover woven in silk and linen. The borders are embroidered in red silk in Algerian eye stitch, back stitch and cross stitch with small hooked devices. There is a woven band set into the cloth at each end with a design of castles flanked by griffins or lions. A vase with plants separate each group.

The band with the design woven on its side, and the pattern is carried out in red silk on a white linen ground. Warp of two S-plied white linen threads and one red silk thread. Weft of one thick red silk pattern weft. One fine white silk ground weft. The pattern is bound in tabby on a tabby ground.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Silk and linen, embroidered in silk
Brief Description
Cover woven in silk and linen, Italy, 16th century
Physical Description
Cover woven in silk and linen. The borders are embroidered in red silk in Algerian eye stitch, back stitch and cross stitch with small hooked devices. There is a woven band set into the cloth at each end with a design of castles flanked by griffins or lions. A vase with plants separate each group.



The band with the design woven on its side, and the pattern is carried out in red silk on a white linen ground. Warp of two S-plied white linen threads and one red silk thread. Weft of one thick red silk pattern weft. One fine white silk ground weft. The pattern is bound in tabby on a tabby ground.
Dimensions
  • Height: 47in
  • Width: 26.5in
Credit line
Given by Miss M. H. Tattersall
Collection
Accession Number
T.135-1962

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record createdJune 24, 2009
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