Italian Renaissance Rug with Blue and Gold Embroidery

DATE:
16th century
MATERIAL AND TECHNIQUE:
Wool
CLASSIFICATION:
Carpets
DIMENSIONS:
104 × 72 1/4 in. (2 m 64.16 cm × 1 m 83.52 cm)
DEPARTMENT:
Decorative Arts and Design
LOCATION:
Not On View
CREDIT LINE:
Dallas Museum of Art, The Wendy and Emery Reves Collection
OBJECT NUMBER:
1985.R.91

General Description

Wendy and Emery Reves's interest in textiles was wide ranging and one of their most distinguished accomplishments, in terms of their textile collection, was in the area of rugs. In total, the Reveses assembled a fine group of approximately thirty rugs during the 1960s and 1970s. The collection remains mostly intact, with twenty-four examples in the Dallas Museum of Art.

Adapted from

Dallas Museum of Art, Decorative Arts Highlights from the Wendy and Emery Reves Collection (Dallas, Texas: Dallas Museum of Art, 1995), 25.