This yellow silk achieves a damask effect through a lampas weave: on the obverse, the motif shows the plain woven side while the ground shows the satin woven side, while on the reverse the opposite is true. The plain weave is warp faced, as is the 3/1 satin weave. The yarns are S-spun, and a slight ribbing is achieved by the use of thick warps.

The design features semi-naturalistic florals with geometric motifs, such as zig-zags and triangles, filling in the petals and other elements. The ground between the motif is filled with a diaper patterning in imitation of lace.

The fragment has a selvedge on the right edge showing three green stripes. The right bottom corner is folded to the back.

Date

1730-1755


Material/Technique

Silk


Dimensions

Overall: 3 1/4 in. x 2 1/2 in. (8.26 cm x 6.35 cm)


Credit

Mount Vernon Collection


Object Number

W-499/B


Colors


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