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This yellow silk lampas fragment features a point repeat design, repeating once across the width of the fabric with a height of 20.5". The design contains a central bouquet motif with tulips, berries, pineapples, and pomegranates in a vase. The central motif is flanked by serpentine vines featuring berries and grape leafs. Various geometric diaper patterns are used to fill the floral elements. The full width of the original fabric is 15.5".

This fragment is taken from the lower left of the central motif and shows a repeating bull's eye pattern surrounded by scrollwork.

The fabric is plain woven with supplementary warps and thicker wefts, causing a very slight ribbing. The warp floats are Z-spun, and the weft floats are unspun and show a 4/1 satin stitch. The revers of the fabric shows only plain weave, with evidence of the weft design visible only by the binding points of the satin stitch.

Date

1730-1750


Material/Technique

Silk, Lampas


Dimensions

Overall (H x W): 2 in. x 3 5/8 in. (5.08 cm x 9.21 cm)
Other (Design Height): 20 1/2 in. (52.07 cm)


Credit

Gift of Mrs. J. Adger Smith, 1932


Object Number

W-1120


Colors


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