Band (Italy), 16th–17th century
This is a Band. It is dated 16th–17th century and we acquired it in 1956. Its medium is silk, metal-wrapped silk, coiled metal strips on linen and its technique is split, satin and double running stitches using silk, couched and padded couching for metal-wrapped silk and metal coils on plain weave (metallic yarns are couched in pairs for large dense areas, two plied z-twist for outline, two plied z-twist and re-plie. It is a part of the Textiles department.
Its dimensions are
H x W: 6 x 76 cm (2 3/8 x 29 15/16 in.)
Cite this object as
Band (Italy), 16th–17th century; silk, metal-wrapped silk, coiled metal strips on linen; H x W: 6 x 76 cm (2 3/8 x 29 15/16 in.); 1956-120-6-a,b